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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furbish  \Fur"bish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furbished};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Furbishing}.]  [OE.  forbischen  OF  forbir,  furbir 
  fourbir  F.  fourbir  fr  OHG.  furban  to  clean.  See  {-ish}.] 
  To  rub  or  scour  to  brightness;  to  clean;  to  burnish;  as  to 
  furbish  a  sword  or  spear.  --Shak. 
 
  Furbish  new  the  name  of  John  a  Gaunt.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furbish 
  v  :  as  of  wooden  floors,  for  example  [syn:  {buff},  {burnish},  {flush}] 




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