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spirit gum

a glue used in fastening false hair, as a beard or mustache, to an actor's skin.
Origin of spirit gum
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was the smell of spirit gum and Max Factor and just plain men.

    No Great Magic Fritz Reuter Leiber
British Dictionary definitions for spirit gum

spirit gum

a glue made from gum dissolved in ether used to stick a false beard, etc, onto the face
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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