French polish

French polish NOUN shellac polish that produces a high gloss on wood.
VERB (french-polish) treat (wood) with French polish.

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  • French polish — French polishing is a wood finishing technique that results in a very high gloss, deep colour and tough surface. It consists of applying many thin coats of french polish (shellac dissolved in alcohol) using a rubbing pad. The rubbing pad is made… …   Wikipedia

  • French-polish — /french pol ish/, v.t. to finish or treat (a piece of furniture) with French polish. [1830 40] * * * French polˈish transitive verb To treat with French polish • • • Main Entry: ↑French …   Useful english dictionary

  • French polish — French French (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See {Frank}, a., and cf. {Frankish}.] Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French polish — noun uncount a clear liquid that you put on wooden furniture to give it a shiny hard surface ╾ ,French polish verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • French-polish — /french pol ish/, v.t. to finish or treat (a piece of furniture) with French polish. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • French polish — n [U] a clear liquid put on wooden furniture to protect it and make it shine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • French polish — n. a preparation, usually shellac dissolved in alcohol, applied to furniture for a glossy finish …   English World dictionary

  • French polish — UK / US noun [uncountable] a clear liquid that you put on wooden furniture to give it a shiny hard surface Derived word: French polish UK / US verb transitive Word forms French polish : present tense I/you/we/they French polish he/she/it French… …   English dictionary

  • French-polish — /frɛntʃ ˈpɒlɪʃ/ (say french polish) verb (t) to finish (a piece of furniture) with French polish. –French polisher, noun –French polishing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • French polish — noun shellac polish that produces a high gloss on wood. verb (french polish) treat (wood) with French polish …   English new terms dictionary

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