Meaning: having a coating of stain or varnish
Who, who, who? Why, why, why?') begins to be dyed and varnished for the interesting occasion.
He was attired as though for a wedding, from his cravat to his double watch-chain and varnished boots.
"When can I reckon on receiving information from you?" he asked, moving towards the door, his eyes and his varnished boots shining.
He bestowed the same attention upon the cambric front of a shirt, which had considerably changed in color since his entrance into the prison, and he polished his varnished boots with the corner of a handkerchief embroidered with initials surmounted by a coronet.