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[kom-poh] /ˈkɒm poʊ/
noun, plural compos.
composition material.
Origin of compo
by shortening; cf. -o Unabridged
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  • With the body finished, take up filling and finishing the head with the compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • When the legs are properly anchored, cover the core with enough of compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • For finishing one deer face and ear-butts about a quart and a half of the compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Fine fleshy wrinkles and skin details can be worked out with this compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • This is done by a compo pipe with a surreptitious tap in it.

  • The whole church revelled in compo inside and out and there was external access to a wretched bone-house in a crypt.

  • He first distinguished himself in the action fought at this place, and in the actions of Ridgefield and compo Point.

  • It would plague him so if it was a note, and I do believe it is, for compo's don't begin with two words on one side.

    Jack and Jill Louisa May Alcott
  • Beat and rub to an even smoothness and stop adding whiting at point where compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • Returning to the specimen with this, slightly moisten the wrapping on the bones of the feet and apply a bit of the compo.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
British Dictionary definitions for compo


noun (pl) -pos
a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc
(Austral & NZ, informal) compensation, esp for injury or loss of work
(military) intended to last for several days: compo rations, a compo pack
Word Origin
short for composition, compensation, composite
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