• WordNet 3.6
    • v shellac cover with shellac "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots"
    • n shellac a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    • n shellac lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shellac A phonograph record, made of a material containing shellac; -- no longer manufactured.
    • Shellac A solution of shellac{1} in alcohol or other volatile solvent, used as a varnish.
    • Shellac Lac which has been reduced to a thin crust. See the Note under 2d Lac.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shellac Seed-lac melted and formed into thin plates. This is the form in which it is generally sold for making varnish and the like. See lac.
    • shellac To coat with shellac.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shellac thin plates of resin prepared by melting the seed-lac in cotton-cloth bags, straining, and allowing it to drop on to sticks or leaves
    • n Shellac (she-lak′, shel′ak) lac prepared in thin plates for making varnish, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Shell, + lac, a resinous substance; cf. D. shellak, G. schellack,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scell, scyl; Dut. schel, Ice. skel.


In literature:

Dry out thoroughly and shellac the whole interior and joining edges.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
For it is a climate-proof shellac.
"'Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!' AND 'Isn't That Just Like a Man!'" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
If after this we can get some shellac, we coat the map against the weather.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Such cement is prepared by a solution of Shellac in Ammonia.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Among the most useful are the bleached or white shellac.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Your wood-work will be much improved by using shellac upon it after you have thoroughly sand-papered it.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
A hard-wood floor can be dressed with shellac or with oil.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
For small articles, shellac dissolved in spirits of wine is a very convenient cement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
When she came to hand she was a beauty, finished in oil and shellac.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
This was the earliest and the best method, but in later times a polish composed of naphtha and shellac was used.
"Arts and Crafts Essays" by Various

In news:

INTERVIEWS Watch Liturgy Cover Shellac's 'Prayer to God' A Cappella .
INTERVIEWS Watch Liturgy Cover Shellac's 'Prayer to God' A Cappella.
In bowling's history, the 1930s were known as the shellac era.
He is a furniture maker who uses many shellacs and varnishes.
Columns/Blogs Finishing Shellac as a sealer .
Apply shellac like a pro.
If you aren't brushing shellac these days, it's either because you've never tried it or you've had a bad experience.
Is a Shellac Manicure For You.
Shellac 's value stands the test of time.
Columns/Blogs Finishing Shellac 's value stands the test of time.
A good brush will hold a lot of shellac and apply an even coat without leaving ridges or pronounced brush marks.
They're often coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect native to Thailand.
It's not nail polish, it's Nail Shellac, and it can stay on for weeks.
It's not nail polish , it's Nail Shellac, and it can stay on for weeks.