furbish up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v furbish up restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken "She repaired her TV set","Repair my shoes please"
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Usage

In literature:

He's been furbishing it up while in the parlor, and swears he will seriously damage you with it.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
If he does, we may set to work and furbish up our arms, lay in stores of provisions, and be prepared for our defence.
"The Black Tor" by George Manville Fenn
The furniture had been repaired and furbished up.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Up to this period he knew little Latin and less Greek, but now he had an opportunity to furbish up on both.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Old gentlemen past the military age furbished up their Latin and Greek.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915" by Basil L. Gildersleeve
Trelawny is the sort of man for whom one always furbishes up one's company manners.
"Heriot's Choice" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
It is the old story of Minos, Lycurgus, or Numa, furbished up for us in the North.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
The third day she spent at home, resting and furbishing up her wardrobe to make a good appearance in the evening.
"Joan Thursday" by Louis Joseph Vance
It only induces Guido to furbish up his tools for a fresh assault.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Mrs. Quinn sat furbishing up an ulster she had bought at a second-hand store at a great bargain.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
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