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glair

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

glairn. [F. glaire, glaire d'uf, the glair of an egg, prob. fr. L. clarus clear, bright. See Clear, a.].
  •  The white of egg. It is used as a size or a glaze in bookbinding, for pastry, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any viscous, transparent substance, resembling the white of an egg.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd.  [1913 Webster]
glairv. t. 
     To smear with the white of an egg.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

glair, n. (also glaire)
1 white of egg.
2 an adhesive preparation made from this, used in bookbinding etc.

Derivative
glaireous adj. glairy adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF glaire, ult. f. L clara fem. of clarus clear

THESAURUS

glair

albumen, batter, bonnyclabber, butter, caviar, clabber, cornstarch, cream, curd, dough, egg, egg white, eggshell, fish eggs, gaum, gel, gelatin, glop, glue, gluten, goo, gook, goop, gruel, gumbo, gunk, jam, jell, jelly, loblolly, molasses, mucilage, mucus, ovule, pap, paste, porridge, pudding, pulp, puree, putty, rob, roe, semifluid, semiliquid, size, soup, spawn, starch, sticky mess, syrup, treacle, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk

ROGET THESAURUS

glair

Semiliquidity

N semiliquidity, stickiness, viscidity, viscosity, gummosity, glutinosity, mucosity, spissitude, crassitude, lentor, adhesiveness, inspissation, incrassation, thickening, jelly, mucilage, gelatin, gluten, carlock, fish glue, ichthyocol, ichthycolla, isinglass, mucus, phlegm, goo, pituite, lava, glair, starch, gluten, albumen, milk, cream, protein, treacle, gum, size, glue (tenacity), wax, beeswax, emulsion, soup, squash, mud, slush, slime, ooze, moisture, marsh, semifluid, semiliquid, tremellose, half melted, half frozen, milky, muddy, lacteal, lactean, lacteous, lactescent, lactiferous, emulsive, curdled, thick, succulent, uliginous, gelatinous, albuminous, mucilaginous, glutinous, glutenous, gelatin, mastic, amylaceous, ropy, clammy, clotted, viscid, viscous, sticky, tacky, gooey, slab, slabby, lentous, pituitous, mucid, muculent, mucous, gummy.


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