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megilp

[muh-gilp] /məˈgɪlp/
noun
1.
a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints and usually consisting of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish.
Origin of megilp
1760-1770
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 Frederick Maire
  • Mrs. Ledwith and the sisters—Mrs. megilp and Glossy—were there, of course.

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  • "You might please your mother now, I think," said Mrs. megilp.

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  • "A promise isn't ever dead, Mrs. megilp," said Desire, briefly.

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  • "Fashions never were so graceful as they are this minute," said Mrs. megilp.

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  • But for all that, Mrs. Ledwith had only got into "And;" and Mrs. megilp knew it.

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  • "The girls get it; we have to live in our children," said Mrs. megilp, self-renouncingly.

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  • Mrs. megilp was Mrs. Grant Ledwith's chief intimate and counselor.

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  • Mrs. megilp began to call her "Daisy" when she was two years old.

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  • Mrs. megilp called her Daisy, with gentle inadvertence, one day after that.

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British Dictionary definitions for megilp

megilp

/məˈɡɪlp/
noun
1.
an oil-painting medium of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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