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