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coffin varnish

Alcohol, especially that which has been illegally prepared. Don't give me any more of that coffin varnish, or I'll be drunk in no time!
See also: coffin, varnish

tonsil paint

dated slang Liquor, especially cheap whiskey. The hard-boiled detective sat sipping tonsil paint at the seedy dive bar, waiting for his informant to arrive. Give the man some tonsil paint to deaden the pain till a doctor can be fetched.
See also: paint, tonsil

tonsil varnish

dated slang Liquor, especially cheap whiskey. The hard-boiled detective sat sipping tonsil varnish at the seedy dive bar, waiting for his informant to arrive. Give the man some tonsil varnish to deaden the pain till a doctor can be fetched.
See also: tonsil, varnish

varnished

slang Drunk. Tom's out getting varnished on moonshine with his buddies. She was too varnished to drive home, so I let her sleep on the futon.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

coffin varnish

n. inferior liquor. You want some more of this coffin varnish?
See also: coffin, varnish

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

verb
See also: tonsil, varnish

varnished

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also shellacked.) Really varnished, he was. Couldn’t see a hole in a ladder.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Here; "v" expresses the value after varnishing and "k" expresses the value before varnishing.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests were performed to determine the effect of heat treatment and varnish application on surface color properties of scots pine and Eastern beech samples (0.05 significance level).In addition, in both types of wood subjected to heat treatment and varnishing,, the average values of color parameters were compared with multiple Duncan tests.
It can be clearly seen, that after varnishing, composition of the bleaching combination had no effect on varnish layer hardness.
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.
VARNISHING A HARDWOOD FLOOR YOU can give wooden floors a beautiful new look with a spot of varnish.
` Always use a base coat to protect nails when varnishing. If you don't your nails will soon turn yellow.