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18 February 2009 @ 12:13 am
Challenge: Burnish  
burnish \BUR-nish\, verb, noun:
1. to make shiny by polishing

noun:
1. a polish or shine

c.1325, from Old French burniss-, extended stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to make brown/bright, polish," from brun "brown, polished," from a Germanic source