- a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints and usually consisting of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish.
Origin of megilp
First recorded in 1760–70; origin obscure
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What is said in a general way about preparing graining colors, or megilp?Graining and Marbling
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"Fashions never were so graceful as they are this minute," said Mrs. Megilp.
"A promise isn't ever dead, Mrs. Megilp," said Desire, briefly.
"You might please your mother now, I think," said Mrs. Megilp.
- an oil-painting medium of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
C18: of unknown origin
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