spirit gum


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spirit gum an adhesive solution made of gum and ether and used to attach false hair to skin
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In literature:

When gum arabic solution is treated with alcohol the gum is precipitated entirely if a large excess of spirit be used.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
For making the tincture or extract of olibanum, take 1 pound of the gum to 1 gallon of the spirit.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Take a small piece of the gum benzoin and boil it in spirits of wine till it becomes a rich tincture.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Pound the gums well before mixing with the spirit, as this will hasten their dissolution.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
There was the smell of spirit gum and Max Factor and just plain men.
"No Great Magic" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
TINCTURES are made with one ounce of Gum, Root, or Bark, etc., dried, to each pint of proof spirits and let it stand one week and filter.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
To an ounce of gum mastic add as much highly rectified spirits of wine as will dissolve it.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
This oil has a boiling point of over 210 degrees Centigrade as against the 150 degrees of ordinary gum spirits.
"Paint Technology and Tests" by Henry A. Gardner
In such cases a little spirits of camphor mixed with the gum tragacanth is best.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
This kind of varnish is made by melting the gum with an equal quantity of linseed-oil and spirits of turpentine or alcohol.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Gold can also be applied with a brush in the form of powder suspended in liquid gum or spirit varnish.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de R├ęcy
He dissolved the gum in spirits of turpentine and invented steam-heated rolls for spreading it upon cloth.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

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