spirit of turpentine


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spirit of turpentine volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spirit of turpentine (Chem) rectified oil of turpentine, a transparent, colorless, volatile, and very inflammable liquid, distilled from the turpentine of the various species of pine; camphine. It is commonly used to remove paint from surfaces, or to dissole oil-based paint. See Camphine.
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In literature:

It had a light-green tinge, and was about as inviting to the taste as spirits of turpentine.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
It had a light-green tinge, and was about as inviting to the taste as spirits of turpentine.
"Andersonville, Volume 3" by John McElroy
If you have oil, spirits of turpentine, or alcoholic liquor at hand, fill the ear at once.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
Dissolve two ounces of camphor in half a pint each of alcohol and spirits of turpentine; keep in a stone bottle and shake before using.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
A preparation of equal parts of sweet oil and spirits of turpentine, mixed and painted over the surface, is an application of great efficacy.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
A gallon of spirits of turpentine 7.25 lbs.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Also administer one ounce capsules filled with Spirits of Turpentine three or four times a day.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Upon this sprinkle twenty drops of spirits of turpentine.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Shake up 2 parts of ammonia water with 1 part of spirits of turpentine.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The administration of small doses of spirits of turpentine has, in some instances, proved successful.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Take two ounces balsam of fir to one ounce spirits of turpentine.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
From this by a process of distillation is obtained resin and spirits of turpentine.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Secretion of mucus of the bladder is increased by cantharides, by spirit of turpentine?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The man told her to use spirits of turpentine.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Spirits of turpentine, alcohol, and clear ammonia, are all good to remove stains on colored silks.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
If these be not effectual, take a pint of the spirits of turpentine, and add half an ounce of camphor.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Some practitioners prescribe small doses of spirits of turpentine in linseed oil.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Spirits of turpentine, alcohol or sal ammoniac, are all good to remove spots from colored silks.
"The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide" by Anonymous
It is also absorbed by spirit of turpentine, by ether, by spirit of wine, and alkaline liquors.
"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley
Turpentine, spirits of wine, buccata, all were tried, and it became dappled and no more.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall