glue size

   Size crystals or powder mixed with water produce a gelatinous solution which forms the binder for gesso. Glue size added to plaster retards the drying process, giving the plaster a longer working time. Rabbit skin is a source for glue size traditionally used in preparing a ground for oil painting.

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  • Size — Size, n. [OIt. sisa glue used by painters, shortened fr. assisa, fr. assidere, p. p. assiso, to make to sit, to seat, to place, L. assidere to sit down; ad + sidere to sit down, akin to sedere to sit. See {Sit}, v. i., and cf. {Assize}, {Size}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Size — Size, n. [Abbrev. from assize. See {Assize}, and cf. {Size} glue.] 1. A settled quantity or allowance. See {Assize}. [Obs.] To scant my sizes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Size roll — Size Size, n. [Abbrev. from assize. See {Assize}, and cf. {Size} glue.] 1. A settled quantity or allowance. See {Assize}. [Obs.] To scant my sizes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Size stick — Size Size, n. [Abbrev. from assize. See {Assize}, and cf. {Size} glue.] 1. A settled quantity or allowance. See {Assize}. [Obs.] To scant my sizes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glue Gun (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Glue Gun Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Glü Gun Origin = Los Angeles, California Genre = Punk Years active = 1991 ndash;c. 1997 2005 ndash;2008 (on hiatus) Label = Posh Boy (1993 …   Wikipedia

  • Glue logic — In electronics, glue logic is the custom electronic circuitry needed to achieve compatible interfaces between two (or more) different off the shelf integrated circuits. This is often achieved with a few cheap 7400 or 4000 components, or, in more… …   Wikipedia

  • Glue/Jet — Infobox Single Name = Glue / Jet Cover size = Caption = Artist = Birdbrain Album = A side = Glue B side = Jet Released =1996 Format = Single Recorded =1996 Genre = Post grunge Length = ? Label = TVT Records Writer = Paul McCartney ,Joey Ammo… …   Wikipedia

  • size — 1 /saIz/ noun 1 HOW BIG (C, U) how big or small something is: The American states vary enormously in size and population. | The firm underestimated the size of the market for their new product. | be the size of (=be the same size as): There were… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • size — size1 [ saız ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount how large or small something is: Moscow s subway system is less than half the size of New York s. size of: an engine size of 2000 cc full size (=as large as something will ever be): The plants should… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • size — I UK [saɪz] / US noun Word forms size : singular size plural sizes *** 1) [countable/uncountable] how large or small something is size of: an engine size of 2000 cc Moscow s metro system is less than half the size of New York s. reduce/increase… …   English dictionary

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