Origin of linseed
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A little spirit of turpentine, or linseed oil, mixed with lime water, if kept constantly to the part will remove the pain.
For a bad cold take a large tea-cupful of linseed, two pennyworth of stick liquorice, and a quarter of a pound of sun raisins.
This oil is also used as a substitute for linseed oil and in soap-making.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Linseed and cotton-seed cake may probably be substituted for it in this country.Cattle and Their Diseases
This wax is made of equal parts of tallow, beeswax, and linseed oil.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
- another name for flaxseed
Old English līnsǣd, from līn flax + sǣd seed
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Word Origin and History for linseed
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