a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints and usually consisting of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish.
Origin of megilp
First recorded in 1760–70; origin obscure
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for megilp
Historical Examples of megilp
What is said in a general way about preparing graining colors, or megilp?
Mrs. Ledwith and the sisters—Mrs. Megilp and Glossy—were there, of course.
"Fashions never were so graceful as they are this minute," said Mrs. Megilp.
"A promise isn't ever dead, Mrs. Megilp," said Desire, briefly.
"You might please your mother now, I think," said Mrs. Megilp.
British Dictionary definitions for megilp
an oil-painting medium of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
Word Origin for megilp
C18: of unknown origin
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