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French polish

n
1. (Chemistry) a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
2. the gloss finish produced by repeated applications of this polish
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.French polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellacFrench polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
2.French polish - a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
shellac varnish, shellac - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
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Translations

French polish

nvernice f all'alcol or allo spirito
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One of those set to appear is Alex Webster, a 42-year-old antique furniture restorer and owner of the French Polishing Emporium in Colwyn Bay.
Finishing wood isn't limited to fine clear finishes like shellac and French polishing, but also includes bright pigmented lacquers, dyes and stains, milk paint, and "crackled" paint.
Flames ripped through Perkins & D Baldwin French Polishing & Cabinet Makers in Billingham a week ago, causing in excess of PS100,000 of damage to stock and machinery.
Simple do-it-Yourself French polishing is not a difficult as you might think and will save you hard-earned money by purchasing a few basic materials.
Based at the Middlesbrough head office, the year-long apprenticeships are in IT support, office administration and warehousing, with one apprentice learning the rare and specialist skill of French polishing.
I know of French polishing classes where you take your own piece of furniture to the class.
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Working from his workshop at the back of his house near Kinross, he's an expert at cabinet making, French polishing and upholstering.
composition, French polishing, etc., to achieve the right finish for