Glair
Glair \Glair\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Glaired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glairing}.] To smear with the white of an egg. [1913 Webster]

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  • Glair — Glair, n. [F. glaire, glaire d ?uf, the glair of an egg, prob. fr. L. clarus clear, bright. See {Clear}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The white of egg. It is used as a size or a glaze in bookbinding, for pastry, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Any viscous,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glair — glair·e·ous; glair·i·ness; glair; …   English syllables

  • glair — /glair/, n. 1. the white of an egg. 2. a glaze or size made of egg white. 3. any viscous substance like egg white. v.t. 4. to coat with glair. Also, glaire. [1300 50; ME glaire < OF: white of an egg < VL *claria; cf. L clarus clear] * * * …   Universalium

  • glair — [gler] n. [ME glaire < OFr < VL * claria < L clarus, CLEAR] 1. raw white of egg, used in sizing or glazing 2. a size or glaze made from this 3. any sticky matter resembling raw egg white vt. to cover with glair glairy adj …   English World dictionary

  • glair — white of an egg, c.1300, from O.Fr. glaire white of egg, slime, mucus (12c.), from V.L. *claria (ovi) white part (of an egg), from L. clarus bright, clear (see CLEAR (Cf. clear)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glair — /glɛə / (say glair) noun 1. the white of an egg. 2. a glaze or size made of it. 3. any viscous substance like eggwhite. –verb (t) 4. to coat with glair. {Middle English glaire, from Old French, from Latin clārus clear} …   Australian English dictionary

  • glair — noun /ɡlɛː/ a) egg white, especially as used in various industrial preparations She jacked with authority, knowing how to slick the glair over the glans with her thumb when it began to flow, how to pace a shaftlength voluptuous stroke with a… …   Wiktionary

  • glair —    A varnish for tempera paints. Traditional tempera, or egg tempera, is prepared from fresh egg yolks the contents of yolks (removed from their sacs) mixed with powdered pigment. Glair is prepared by mixing the remaining egg whites with a little …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • glair —   n. white of egg; any similar substance; v.t. cover with glair.    ♦ glaireous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • glair — or glaire noun Etymology: Middle English gleyre egg white, from Anglo French gleire, from Vulgar Latin *claria, from Latin clarus clear more at clear Date: 13th century 1. a sizing liquid made from egg white 2. a viscid substance suggestive of an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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