To Japán. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To varnish, and embellish with gold and raised figures.
For not the desk with silver nails,
Nor bureau of expence,
Nor standish well japan'd, avails
To writing of good sense. Swift.
- To black shoes. A low phrase.
The god of fire
Among these gen'rous presents joins his part,
And aids with soot the new japanning art. Gay's Trivia.