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grain alcohol

alcohol (def 1).
Origin of grain alcohol
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • To make the pectin test add to one tablespoonful of cold cooked fruit juice one tablespoonful of grain alcohol.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • grain alcohol is the best and most expensive, but wood alcohol is cheaper and will answer all ordinary purposes.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The shellac can be made by dissolving a little white shellac in grain alcohol.

  • Sure, grain alcohol can be synthesized, but bouquet isn't that simple, and you'll pay dearly for it—how you'll pay!

    Revenge Arthur Porges
  • To clean men's coat collars, rub with a black stocking saturated with grain alcohol.

  • Shellac is soluble in both grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol) and wood alcohol (methyl alcohol), but grain alcohol is preferable.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for grain alcohol

grain alcohol

ethanol containing about 10 per cent of water, made by the fermentation of grain
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