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tor nish

  • n  discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
  • v  make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air

  • After the Delhi police bombshell, ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya promised "those who seek to tarnish the image of cricket in this manner must be brought to justice.
  • Being associated with the likes of Huggins and his followers can only tarnish what has been an otherwise worthy career.
  • China watchers say the Me generation's reluctance to agitate for reform is driven in part by a reluctance to tarnish China's moment in the sun.
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  • Butterfly garden at Oceanway Middle School
    A team of folks, including one special father, refuses to let Oceanway Middle School's name get tarnished.  
    June 27, 2013 - First Coast News
  • Gold Stocks Are Extremely Undervalued
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- One of my investment themes for 2013 is that the gold bubble of 2011 has popped, and would not re-inflate this week. The eight gold mining stocks that I have been tracking set new multi-year lows on Monday, and one has been upgraded to buy from hold this morning. On March 5 I wrote, Multi-Year Lows Tarnish Gold Stocks where I mentioned that gold mining stocks were trading ...
    June 25, 2013 - TheStreet.com

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