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floor polish Line breaks: floor pol¦ish

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Definition of floor polish in English:


[mass noun]
A manufactured substance used for polishing uncarpeted floors.
Example sentences
  • Nothing, but nothing - no image, no taste, no scent of cabbage and floor polish - can whisk you back like the popular music from the time when popular music was written just for you.
  • There is a particular smell, a compound, I think, of floor polish and burnt egg, which I shall forever associate with boarding school.
  • It was exactly the same smell as there used to be in the ante-room to our Biology lab at middle school, a hint of floor polish with overtones of formaldehyde.
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