The maid burnished the brass fixtures until they reflected the lamplight.
The underground bar there, accented with burnished wood, exposed brick and flickering bulbs, has the feel of a speakeasy.
Events of recent yearsoutbreaks of dengue and chikungunya, the continued devastation of malariahave not done much to burnish the mosquitos already-suspect brand.
As we witness these incidents, we are aware that they have been amplified and burnished by memory and that legends are being born.
Over the last several decades, the public reputation and image of the military has been burnished or tarnished by turns, depending upon the news item.