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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silvering  \Sil"ver*ing\,  n.  (Metal.) 
  The  art  or  process  of  covering  metals,  wood,  paper,  glass, 
  etc.,  with  a  thin  film  of  metallic  silver,  or  a  substance 
  resembling  silver;  also  the  firm  do  laid  on  as  the 
  silvering  of  a  glass  speculum. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Silver  \Sil"ver\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Silvered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Silvering}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  silver;  to  give  a  silvery  appearance  to  by 
  applying  a  metal  of  a  silvery  color;  as  to  silver  a  pin; 
  to  silver  a  glass  mirror  plate  with  an  amalgam  of  tin  and 
  2.  To  polish  like  silver;  to  impart  a  brightness  to  like 
  that  of  silver. 
  And  smiling  calmness  silvered  o'er  the  deep.  --Pope. 
  3.  To  make  hoary,  or  white,  like  silver. 
  His  head  was  silvered  o'er  with  age.  --Gay. 

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