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linseed oil

  1. a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.
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Origin of linseed oil

First recorded in 1540–50
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Historical Examples of linseed oil

  • Paint contains white-lead, linseed-oil, and colouring matter.

    Household Administration


  • Have beside you linseed-oil in one receptacle, and some French polish in another.

  • Everywhere there is the smell of kvas, of apples, of linseed-oil and of leather.

  • The bow should be sand-papered until smooth, and thoroughly oiled with linseed-oil.

    The Boy Craftsman

    A. Neely Hall

  • Carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water.

British Dictionary definitions for linseed oil

linseed oil

  1. a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc
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