polished metal parts, as on a ship or automobile.
Nautical. all plain or varnished woodwork that is kept scoured on a vessel.
shiny metal trimmings or fittings on ships, cars, etc
varnished or plain woodwork on a vessel
noun (vet science) blindness occurring in sheep grazing pastures heavily infested with bracken
to become or make bright or brighter. Contemporary Examples Who Did Nancy Pelosi’s New Face? Sandra McElwaine March 25, 2009 When Paris was New David Frum January 27, 2013 Prince Harry Parties TOPLESS Tom Sykes July 27, 2014 Job Market’s Tough ‘New Normal’: Some Careers Aren’t Coming Back Zachary Karabell March 1, 2012 Historical Examples […]
a person or thing that brightens. a chemical or other agent used to increase brightness, as one added to toothpaste or detergent to intensify the cleansing or bleaching process. Historical Examples The Brightener C. N. Williamson The Brightener C. N. Williamson The Brightener C. N. Williamson Camilla Fanny Burney The Brightener C. N. Williamson The […]
noun a compound applied to a textile to increase its brightness by the conversion of ultraviolet radiation to visible (blue) light, used in detergents