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 Vari’na.Varro, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Varnish,
 
from the French vernis: Italian, ver’nice. Sir G. C. Lewis says the word is a corruption of Bereni’ce, famous for her amber hair, which was dedicated in the temple of Arsin’o, and became a constellation. (See BERENICE.)   1
 


 Vari’na.Varro, 

 
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