fish glue
Isinglass I"sin*glass, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. D. huizenblas (akin to G. hausenblase), lit., bladder of the huso, or large sturgeon; huizen sturgeon + blas bladder. Cf. {Bladder}, {Blast} a gust of wind.] [1913 Webster] 1. A semitransparent, whitish, and very pure form of gelatin, chiefly prepared from the sounds or air bladders of various species of sturgeons (as the {Acipenser huso}) found in the rivers of Western Russia. It used for making jellies, as a clarifier, etc. Cheaper forms of gelatin are not unfrequently so called. Called also {fish glue}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A popular name for mica, especially when in thin sheets. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fish glue — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish glue — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish-glue — fishˈ glue noun Isinglass, or any other glue made from the skins, air bladders, etc of fish • • • Main Entry: ↑fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish glue — noun gelatinous substance obtained by boiling skins fins and bones of fish • Hypernyms: ↑glue, ↑gum, ↑mucilage, ↑animal product * * * noun : either of two gelatinous substances obtained from fish waste products: a. : isinglass …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish glue — /ˈfɪʃ glu/ (say fish glooh) noun 1. any glue prepared from fish skins, bladders, or bones. 2. → isinglass …   Australian English dictionary

  • fish glue — 1) isinglass (the glutinous or gelatin like fluid prepared from the collagen of the outer layer of gas bladders of sturgeons or other fishes. Used in clarifying wines and beers, for jams and jellies, in printing inks and as an adhesive cement) 2) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-glue — 1) isinglass (the glutinous or gelatin like fluid prepared from the collagen of the outer layer of gas bladders of sturgeons or other fishes. Used in clarifying wines and beers, for jams and jellies, in printing inks and as an adhesive cement) 2) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish glue — n. gelatin material obtained by boiling together fins and skins and fish bones; isinglass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fish glue — Рыбный клей …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • fish-glue — n. Isinglass, icthyocol, ichthyocolla, carlock (Russian isinglass) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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