refinery (s) (noun)
, refineries (pl)
An industrial installation that exists for the purpose of removing impurities from natural substances in order to produce useful products: Historically, sugar refineries were not located in countries which grew the sugar cane or sugar beets.
, refinishes; refinished; refinishing
To remove the soiled or old top of something and to create a new more satisfactory surface: Hugo enrolled in a night course at the local industrial school to learn how to refinish his dining room table.
refinisher (s) (noun)
, refinishers (pl)
Typically an individual with specialized skills and training who can restore and improve the quality of old furniture, etc.: One of the local tradesmen in Oliver's town is a refinisher of all kinds of wooden objects.
Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "If the end is good, everything will be good."
Another version is "All's well that ends well."
, more superfine; most superfine
Descriptive of something that is of exceptional refinement or quality: Martin used a superfine sandpaper in the last stages of his newly constructed bookcase.
superfineness (s) (noun) (no plural)
That which is of exceptional quality or condition: When buying antique furniture, Garrett was always checking to be sure that each item possessed a superfineness.
Tene mensuram et respice finem. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Be moderate, think of the consequences."
Motto of German Emperor Maximilian I (1493-1519).
Not determined, imprecise, or not explained clearly: There are too many undefined
words even in dictionaries as well as in other written and verbal presentations.
Some dictionaries tend to explain the meanings of words with another spelling of the same word that is being shown which too often results in undefined entries; for example, some dictionaries say, "a manicurist is someone who gives manicures" or "a manicurist is a person who manicures" which of course results in the term manicurist being undefined.
Descriptive of something that is incomplete and which is still not approved for use: The auditor of the city submitted her unfinalized report regarding the expenses of the road department.
1. Related to something that is not complete or is still in a rough draft: Because the unfinished report had not been submitted by the mayor, it indicated that city hall will be reconsidering the trash collection procedures and an increase of charges.
2. A book which a creator either chooses not to finish or was prevented from doing it: Charles still needs more time to complete his unfinished novel before he can send it to a publisher and get it printed.
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