Megilp
Megilp Me*gilp", Megilph Me*gilph", n. (Paint.) A gelatinous compound of linseed oil and mastic varnish, used by artists as a vehicle for colors. [Written also {magilp}, and {magilph}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Megilp — (pronounced /məˈɡɪlp/) is an oil painting medium consisting of a mixture of mastic varnish and an oil medium: walnut,linseed,safflower, poppy, black oil(linseed oil cooked with litharge or white lead]] etc. It makes oil paint thin, glossy, and… …   Wikipedia

  • megilp — [mə gilp′] n. [< ?] a mixture usually of linseed oil with mastic varnish or turpentine, used in oil paints …   English World dictionary

  • megilp — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1768 a gelatinous preparation commonly of linseed oil and mastic varnish that is used by artists as a vehicle for oil colors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • megilp — /meuh gilp /, n. a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints and usually consisting of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish. [1760 70; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • megilp — noun A medium for oil painting, consisting of linseed oil mixed with turpentine or mastic varnish …   Wiktionary

  • megilp — me·gilp || mÉ™ gɪlp n. (Art) mixture of linseed oil and mastic varnish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • megilp —    A mixture of linseed oil and mastic (or turpentine) used as a medium …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • megilp — [mə gɪlp] (also magilp) noun a mixture of mastic resin and linseed oil added to oil paints, widely used in the 19th century. Origin C18: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • megilp — me·gilp …   English syllables

  • megilp — me•gilp [[t]məˈgɪlp[/t]] n. fia a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints, usu. consisting of linseed oil mastic varnish • Etymology: 1760–70; orig. obscure …   From formal English to slang

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