What does the word veneer mean?

Usage examples for veneer

  1. Well, the chivalry is mostly veneer. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  2. My mother has fine qualities, once you get under that- well, shall I call it that London veneer? – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. But to the rest of his countrymen it was a victory for German culture as well; though there were still a few elegancies, a few refinements of manners, that might veneer the new culture, and in this regard the conquered might be allowed the traditional privilege of conquering the conquerors. – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
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