- a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.
Origin of linseed oil
First recorded in 1540–50
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Examples from the Web for linseed oil
Paint contains white-lead, linseed-oil, and colouring matter.Household Administration
Have beside you linseed-oil in one receptacle, and some French polish in another.French Polishing and Enamelling
Everywhere there is the smell of kvas, of apples, of linseed-oil and of leather.A Desperate Character and Other Stories
The bow should be sand-papered until smooth, and thoroughly oiled with linseed-oil.The Boy Craftsman
A. Neely Hall
Carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water.
- a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc
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