lanolin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lanolin an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
    • n lanolin a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lanolin (Physiol. Chem) A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin tissues generally.☞ Under the same name, it is prepared from wool for commercial purposes, and forms an admirable basis for ointments, being readily absorbed by the skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lanolin A substance, consisting chiefly of cholesterin, extracted from wool, used as a basis for ointments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lanolin lan′ō-lin an unctuous substance, a mixture of the ethers of cholesterin with fatty acids, used as a basis for ointments, extracted from wool.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lana, wool + ole,um oil
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lana, wool, oleum, oil.

Usage

In literature:

Beautiful as I am, my modesty is even more remarkable than my beauty, and never, never has Mr. Lanoline rested his eyes on mine.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
Glycerine and water and lanoline makes a good wash; after using rinse the hair with hot soft water to get out all the glycerine and lanoline.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
It should be replaced occasionally by lanoline.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
This wool fat or lanoline is used in making soap and ointments.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In poetry:

Remember, the Russian Easter Overture
is full of bunnies. Be always high,
full of regard and honor and lanolin. Oh
ride horseback in pink linen, be happy!
and ride with your beads on, because it rains.
"V.R. Lang" by Frank O Hara

In news:

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin may reduce nipple pain among breast-feeding mothers.
Lip Balm s with Lanolin.
Specially formulated using Aloe Vera, Lanolin and Vitamin E. Permatex® Mechanic's Hand Repair Lotion Rejuvenates Working Hands.
When the whiskers were suitable softened, the barber removed the towels and applied, with a shaving brush, a coating of soothing, warm shaving lather that went on like lanolin.
Heavy-duty brass snap caps have woolly mops with natural lanolin to help provide rust protection in your gun's chamber.
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