megilp

[muh-gilp]

Origin of megilp

First recorded in 1760–70; origin obscure
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Historical Examples of megilp

  • What is said in a general way about preparing graining colors, or megilp?

    Graining and Marbling

    Frederick Maire

  • Mrs. Ledwith and the sisters—Mrs. Megilp and Glossy—were there, of course.

    The Other Girls

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • "You might please your mother now, I think," said Mrs. Megilp.

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • "A promise isn't ever dead, Mrs. Megilp," said Desire, briefly.

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

  • "Fashions never were so graceful as they are this minute," said Mrs. Megilp.

    Real Folks

    Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney


British Dictionary definitions for megilp

megilp

magilp

noun
  1. 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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