French spirits of turpentine is mainly composed of terebenthene.
When I was at her house I smelled of paint and turpentine, and my hands were stained.
When the varnish is removed with spirits of turpentine, the engraving is seen in sunken lines on the plate.
Will you open your mouth wide, then, and let mamma mop your throat with turpentine?
Sometimes a lamp is used filled with a solution of spirits of turpentine in strong alcohol.
"And he let me mop his throat with turpentine," she said in quivering tones.
turpentine of Canada, called Canada balsam, is extracted from the Pinus canadensis and balsamea.
Cut up the beeswax and add to it about one-third its volume of turpentine.
White glass may be rendered translucent by a coat of white zinc and turpentine.
Care must be taken that the turpentine shall not catch fire.
early 14c., terbentyn, from Old French terebinte, from Latin terebintha resina "resin of the terebinth tree," from Greek rhetine terebinthe, from fem. of terebinthos, earlier terminthos "terebinth tree," probably from a non-Indo-European language. By 16c. applied generally to resins from fir trees.