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megilp

[muh-gilp]
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noun
  1. a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints and usually consisting of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish.
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Origin of megilp

First recorded in 1760–70; origin obscure
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Examples from the Web for megilp

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The Other Girls

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney


British Dictionary definitions for megilp

megilp

magilp

noun
  1. an oil-painting medium of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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