sandarach

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sandarach a brittle and faintly aromatic translucent resin used in varnishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sandarach (Bot. Chem) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree (Callitris quadrivalvis or Thuya articulata), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
    • Sandarach (Min) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sandaraca, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Fine white rosin, 2 ounces; gum sandarach, 4 ounces; color, 2 ounces.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
He sprang behind the great table against the window and seized the heavy-leaden sandarach.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
M. M. It should be dusted over with very fine powder of gum sandarach, and then replaced.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
It bears the name sandarach, and is almost imperishable.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
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