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a person who burnishes.
a tool, usually with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing, as in dentistry.
Historical Examples

Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering Edward Johnston
The Tale of Timber Town Alfred Grace
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History Henri Delaborde
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering Edward Johnston
Cabbages and Kings O. Henry
Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
Notes and Queries, Number 171, February 5, 1853 Various


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