glue

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glue be fixed as if by glue "His eyes were glued on her"
    • v glue join or attach with or as if with glue "paste the sign on the wall","cut and paste the sentence in the text"
    • n glue cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Glueing Together a Box Glueing Together a Box
THE HOUSE THAT GLUE BUILT THE HOUSE THAT GLUE BUILT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
    • n Glue glū A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.
    • v. t Glue To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten. "This cold, congealed blood
      That glues my lips, and will not let me speak."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher
    • n glue A viscous adhesive substance used as a cement for uniting pieces of wood or other material, or in combination with other substances to give body or to make rollers, molds, packing, etc. The glue in ordinary use is common or impure gelatin, obtained by boiling animal substances, as skin, hoofs, etc., in water. It is also employed by textile colorists, for the reason that its solutions are precipitated by tannic acid, and the precipitate so produced attracts many of the coal-tar colors from their solutions. In this respect it serves as a fixing-agent for the tannic acid; but as a nitrogenous albuminoid substance, It may at the same time act as a mordant. A kind of glue is made in Japan from Glœopeltis intricata, which is used to stiffen thread, to cleanse and soften the hair, for painting on porcelain, and for attaching paper hangings to plastered walls.
    • glue To join with glue or other viscous substance; stick or hold fast.
    • glue To unite or hold together as if by glue; fix or fasten firmly.
    • glue To stick fast; adhere; unite; cling.
    • n glue A very low grade of hide, practically worthless for tanning, but used in the manufacture of glue: commonly called glue-stock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goats do not eat tin cans, as lampooned in cartoons. They nibble at the cans because they're after the glue on the labels.
    • n Glue glōō an adhesive substance obtained by boiling the skins, hoofs, &c. of animals
    • v.t Glue to join with glue:—pr.p. glu′ing; pa.p. glued
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Quotations

  • Gerald R. Ford
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    “Truth is the glue that holds government together.”
  • Brian Tracy
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    “The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.”
  • Philip Butler
    Philip Butler
    “Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere, to draw together. Cf. Gluten

Usage

In literature:

As a substitute for glue in joinery work, bookbinding, &c., it has proved of little value.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
I like the men who do things, who hustle and achieve; the men who saw and glue things, and spin and dig and weave.
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
This protects the bindings of the books considerably, and it is easily stuck on with glue.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Now glue or nail six blocks (C) to the base, each block being 1" x 1" x 2", and lay the coil on these blocks.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
If the glue is too weak, more isinglass may be added (without any preliminary soaking).
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The spirits can only be preserved in tin cans, or in thoroughly seasoned oak barrels, made tight by a coating of glue on the inner side.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
I suppose the natives have a mode of glueing themselves down to the seats.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Glue (hot) or LePage's (measure) 3 oz.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Examine the tip of their feet for a small glue pad which sticks to the glass.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
The same is true of all viscous substances, as starch and glue; and so of oil.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
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In poetry:

Soon forth from a curious old chest
A bundle of arrows she drew;
The gift of a warrior, their guest,
And ting'd with a poisonous glue!
"The Lion" by William Hayley
On, on they toil; with heat they broil,
And streams of sweat still glue
The stour unto their skins, till they
Are black as the coal they hew.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
The committee open the box, set up the regal ribs, glue those that
will not stay,
Clap the skull on top of the ribs, and clap a crown on top of the
skull.
"A Boston Ballad" by Walt Whitman
There was an Old Man of Nepaul,
From his horse had a terrible fall;
But, though split quite in two,
By some very strong glue,
They mended that Man of Nepaul.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Nepaul" by Edward Lear
'Tis nothing that her feet are wet,
But her new shoes she can't forget—
They cost five shillings bright!
Her petticoat, her tippet blue,
Her frock, they're smeared with slime like glue!
But baby is all right!
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
And his blood has dripped into my heart!
And my heart beats and labours. One! Two!
Three! His dead limbs have coiled every part
Of my body in tentacles. Through
My ears the waltz jangles. Like glue
His dead body holds me athwart.
"After Hearing A Waltz" by Amy Lowell

In news:

'Hot glue gun' sparks evacuation at a high school.
Of these four glues , urea resin and resorcinol achieve the most rigid glue line when cured.
Super glue for life's problems.
Has Bradley found its ' glue guy.
Dollar sales outpaced unit sales, indicating a propensity to pay more from an increasingly sophisticated product range of glues .
Demographic analysis Young millennials are the leading consumers of glues and adhesives, accounting for more than a quarter of the sales in the most recent 12 months.
He says using "meat glue " is one way restauranteurs can save money gluing together and selling all those scraps of pricey meat.
Rutgers' Wayne Warren is glue that holds together secondary.
QB Rainear is the ' glue ' of the offense.
The Glue Crew is holding there annual show saturday October 20th.
Mickelson becomes 'the glue guy' of Ryder Cup team.
Mickelson becomes US team's ' glue guy' in Ryder Cup.
Glue Factory's 'Finn' holds tight in winsome fashion.
Glue , Scissors and an iPad.
Basic School Supplies, Glue Sticks, Tablets.
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In science:

This isomorphism exists due to the glueing properties.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Similarly, one can glue two boundary insertions.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Coupling of edge-ends corresponds to glueing of the correponding faces with linear mappings.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
The compatibility condition above insures that the morphisms ΘJ ◦ ΨJ glue together in a morphism Ψa : H → KA (Z a )a .
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Given a collection of such spaces Ni , one may then glue the toral boundaries together by automorphisms of the torus, i.e. by elements of SL(2, Z).
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
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