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polish in Nationality & race topic

polishpolish2 ●●● S3 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]DHC a liquid, powder, or other substance that you rub into a surface to make it smooth and shinyfurniture/shoe/floor etc polish French polish2 [singular] especially British EnglishCLEAN an act of polishing a surface to make it smooth and shiny An occasional polish will keep wall tiles looking good.3 [uncountable]GOOD AT a high level of skill or style in the way someone performs, writes, or behaves Carla’s writing has potential, but it lacks polish.4 [singular]SHINE the smooth shiny appearance of something produced by polishing spit and polish at spit2(5)
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polishI wanted it to shine the windows and polish the tarnished feelings like a good spring house-cleaning.They were beginning to achieve astonishing economic success; and only their children would acquire a certain polish.furniture polishA good polish now and then will keep the table looking new.A good polish reviver can be made by mixing equal parts of raw linseed oil, substitute turps and vinegar.What this dance troupe lacks in polish, they make up for in enthusiasm.Not that any of this family into which Cara had chosen to marry had much polish.Did I happen to have any nail polish with me?The shoes I had on were white plastic trainers in need of polish.His face was a light brown, shoe polish mixed with wax.shoe polishThe polish on her fingernails neatly complemented the shade.furniture/shoe/floor etc polishShe smelled of leather and shoe polish.They also won't pay if you get any shoe polish on their socks.His face was a light brown, shoe polish mixed with wax.Why should anyone discuss floor polish?Exotic scent mingled with the more religious smells of incense, furniture polish and veneration.I tried using some spray furniture polish, rubbed well in, on the areas that were jamming.Missing were expensive black leather boots, the white shoe polish, a jumbo jar of Nivea.To age the look of the gourds, she buffs them with shoe polish.