Burgundy pitch

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burgundy pitch a resinous substance prepared from the exudation of the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) by melting in hot water and straining through cloth. The genuine Burgundy pitch, supposed to have been first prepared in Burgundy, is rare, but there are many imitations. It has a yellowish brown color, is translucent and hard, but viscous. It is used in medicinal plasters.
    • Burgundy pitch See under Burgundy.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

They consist of cantharides, ammonia, Burgundy pitch, and mustard.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Pitch Burgundy, 2 pounds.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Pitch Burgundy, 2 pounds.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Should like to know how many weight of Burgundy pitch and Dr. Oliver's salve I've run to the doctor's for.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Burgundy Pitch in powder, one lb.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
A plaster on the abdomen of Burgundy pitch.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
One ounce Burgundy pitch, worth say five cents.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
From the product so obtained most of the better sort of "Burgundy pitch" of the druggists is prepared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
The ornaments on the frames are cast in moulds, and are made of a composition of glue, whiting, rosin, turpentine, and Burgundy pitch.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
***

In news:

With the stellar 2005 vintage and the rise of supertalented young winemakers, world interest in Burgundy has reached a fever pitch.
***