frayer

English translation: burnish

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French term or phrase:frayer
English translation:burnish
Entered by: DLyons

20:50 May 4, 2013
French to English translations [PRO]
Zoology / game, deer
French term or phrase: frayer
I know they are talking about how bucks rub their antlers against trees to remove the velvet, and I found that these marks on trees are known as "buck scrubs", but what is the verb in English for "rubbing antlers to remove velvet", i.e., the single word (verb) used by hunters, game breeders, etc. to describe this behavior?
John Speese
United States
Local time: 09:23
burnish
Explanation:
Same etymology as the Fr "brunir".
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DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 14:23
Grading comment
Thanks, this was a very helpful suggestion. I asked a friend who is an avid deer hunter when I saw him yesterday at church and he told me "polishing", which is what I decided to go with, but your suggestion put me on the right track.
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4 +2burnish
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
burnish


Explanation:
Same etymology as the Fr "brunir".

DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 14:23
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, this was a very helpful suggestion. I asked a friend who is an avid deer hunter when I saw him yesterday at church and he told me "polishing", which is what I decided to go with, but your suggestion put me on the right track.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Confirmed from NS OED
2 mins
  -> Thanks Tony.

agree  Michele Fauble
1 hr
  -> Merci Michele.
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