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Varnish (something) again.
- ‘If the etcher wishes to add to his work the plate is revarnished and more work added.’
- ‘I had a similar problem with my cat when I was revarnishing my stair treads.’
- ‘It's also blissfully easy to clean and to maintain - there's no reglazing, regrouting, revarnishing, patching up, or scrubbing down.’
- ‘According to Mr. Sasi, paintings covered in grimy varnish can sometimes be revived through cleaning and revarnishing alone.’
- ‘On the other hand, objects that were originally covered with a clear varnish to enhance and give a gloss to beautiful wood can be cleaned and revarnished without diminishing the maker's final aesthetic statement.’
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