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to shellack

Parf of speech: Verb, OED Year: 1876, OED Evaluation: originally US

to varnish something with shellac

And also I remember Marnie saying that ah, 'cause they had- she had a whole cupboard full of silver, whole- you can imagine she would- she hired a man to clean it. He got fed up cleaning it and he- he shellacked it. Interviewer: What's shellacking? Speaker: It's like a varn- a clear varnish type-of-thing. Interviewer: So he didn't have to polish it anymore, it will just ruin the value of the- Speaker: Absolutely, right.
to varnish something with shellac