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coffin varnish

n. inferior liquor. You want some more of this coffin varnish?
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tonsil paint

and tonsil varnish
n. liquor; whiskey. The cowboy had to have his daily dose of tonsil paint before he stuffed his face full of beans and hardtack. This tonsil varnish would take the paint off a barn.
See also: paint, tonsil

tonsil varnish

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mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also shellacked.) Really varnished, he was. Couldn’t see a hole in a ladder.
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When you've finished varnishing, wait before using the room and putting the furniture back into ensure the varnish has hardened fully.
varnishing a wooden floor Untreated wood Untreated wood should be sanded evenly with 120-grit sandpaper to provide a ''key'', which helps the varnish to adhere better and be adsorbed more evenly.
The increase of wood MC resulted in lower presence of varnish in the checks because the swelled fibers kept the varnish at the surface during the varnishing process.
As a matter of fact, the average hardness of the samples treated with different solutions prior to varnishing was 50.
LAST week we showed how to chemical strip a door and now we'll cover sanding, filling, staining and varnishing.
I WAS very interested to read the item in the South Wales Echo of July 10 entitled Becks' Varnishing Act in which one of your male reporters, in imitation of David Beckham, donned nail varnish for the day.