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Any vegetable oil that will dry to a tough, leathery surface when spread out in thin layers. Drying oils such as linseed oil and poppyseed oil are typically used as the binder in oil ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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40 words

... oil Any vegetable oil that will dry to a tough, leathery surface when spread out in thin layers. Drying oils such as linseed oil and poppyseed oil are typically used as the binder in oil paint...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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22 words

... oil An oil that hardens to form a film on exposure to air. Drying oils are used in paints and...

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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2013
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Science and technology, Law
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41 words

... oil An oil used as an ingredient in a paint or other colourant coating that polymerizes over time and thus appears to dry. However, the process is not simply solvent evaporation. Linseed oil is an example of a drying oil...

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A Dictionary of Chemistry (8 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Chemistry
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39 words

... oil A natural oil, such as linseed oil, that hardens on exposure to the air. Drying oils contain unsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic and linolenic acids, which polymerize on oxidation. They are used in paints, varnishes,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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37 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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59 words
drying oil

drying oil  

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Any vegetable oil that will dry to a tough, leathery surface when spread out in thin layers. Drying oils such as linseed oil and poppyseed oil are typically used as the binder in oil paint.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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...oil-dried adj 'ǝɪl-ˌdrǝɪd sp oyle-dride 1 > dried ...

11 The Technologies of Print

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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10,192 words
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Oxford University Press
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...on metal type was a thin film of stiff, coloured varnish, made by boiling and sometimes setting fire to one of the drying oils, generally linseed or walnut: the process was too dangerous to be carried out in a confined urban space. The substance set firmly and permanently, even without exposure to air. To make black ink, soot was added to the clear varnish; red or other pigments made coloured ink. In fact, printing ink is a version of the oil paint that had become widely adopted by European painters by about 1400 . In order to make a satisfactory print on...

3 The Ancient Book

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,942 words
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Oxford University Press
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...sometimes found. Standard 20-foot rolls could be glued together into scrolls of up to 100 feet in length, although anything over 35 feet (the length of two or three books of the Iliad ) was rare because it was so hard to handle. The scroll could be preserved with saffron or cedar oil and its edges were sometimes coloured; often it had a single handle ( omphalos ), around which the papyrus was rolled. Basic information like the name of the owner, the size and source of the text, and perhaps the price could either hang from the middle of the lower edge or be...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,154 words
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Oxford University Press

... game show-spoofing [read game-show-spoofing ] cameos on David Letterman's show, and she's launching an acting career.” “Life After ‘Price’ Is Right,” USA Today , 19 Nov. 1993 , at D2. • “I see vegetables in abundance, fresh green salads drenched in healthy olive oil-based [read olive-oil-based ] dressing overflowing their bowls.” Robert C. Atkins , Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution 5 ( 2002 ). Sometimes attaching a modifier to a one-word compound noun may require separating its elements. The problem arises when the adjective specifically modifies the...

poppy oil

poppy oil  

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Oil extracted from poppy seeds, one of the most popular of the drying oils used as a medium for oil painting. It is less viscous than linseed and walnut oil and does not easily turn rancid. It is, ...
walnut oil

walnut oil  

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Drying oil obtained from the common walnut. It was one of the earliest oils used in painting, and perhaps the commonest medium in the early days of oil painting, but it is little used today. It dries ...
linseed oil

linseed oil  

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A pale yellow oil pressed from flax seed. It contains a mixture of glycerides of fatty acids, including linoleic acid and linolenic acid. It is a drying oil, used in oil paints, varnishes, linoleum, ...
coconut oil

coconut oil  

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Semi-solid oil extracted from copra (dried coconut); contains 90% saturated fats.
castor oil

castor oil  

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A pale-coloured oil extracted from the castor-oil plant. It contains a mixture of glycerides of fatty acids, the predominant acid being ricinoleic acid, C17H32(OH)COOH. It is used as a drying oil in ...
lemon curd

lemon curd  

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Cooked mixture of sugar, butter, eggs, and lemons. Legally (UK regulations) must contain 4% fat, 0.33% citric acid, 1% dried egg or equivalent, 0.125% oil of lemon or 0.25% oil of orange, and not ...
Willemstadt

Willemstadt  

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Capital of Netherlands Antilles, on Curaçao Island, West Indies. Willemstadt is a free port, exporting oil and coffee. Oil refining and tourism are major industries. It has the largest dry dock in ...
madrasi masala

madrasi masala  

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South Indian;a blend of dry and wet spices; the dry spices are roasted and ground before adding garlic, ginger, and vinegar to make a paste, which is then cooked in oil to develop the flavours before ...
oil paint

oil paint  

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Paint in which drying oils are used as the medium; linseed oil is the best known, but others that have been used in painting include poppy oil and walnut oil. It was long believed that oil painting ...

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