the white of an egg.
a glaze or size made of egg white.
any viscous substance like egg white.
to coat with glair.
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How to use glair in a sentence
Then the fox started across the steel-gray glair, picking his steps that he might have a firm foothold.Kings in Exile | Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
But safety lies within; and behold the atom of animated glair embarking on its struggle with the flint.The Life of the Fly | J. Henri Fabre
Bookbinders use some composition made of glair, or white of egg, which produces a very glossy appearance.
Take care that no glair runs on to the fore-edge when applying it or when draining it off.Practical Bookbinding | Paul Adam
Then plenty of glair is applied and the gold quickly and truly laid on.Practical Bookbinding | Paul Adam
British Dictionary definitions for glair
white of egg, esp when used as a size, glaze, or adhesive, usually in bookbinding
any substance resembling this
(tr) to apply glair to (something)
- glairy or glaireous, adjective
- glairiness, noun
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