verb (used with object), shel·lacked, shel·lack·ing.
- to defeat; trounce.
- to thrash soundly.
- shell star,
- shell steak,
- shell suit,
Origin of shellac
Examples from the Web for shellac
Steep in a solution of common salt and alum, and after being made into paper coat with an alcoholic solution of shellac.Paper and Printing Recipes|J. Sawtelle Ford
Shellac is produced in the largest quantity and the best quality in Bengal, Assam, and Burmah.French Polishing and Enamelling|Richard Bitmead
Stain with two coats of weathered or mission-oak stain, and then apply a thin coat of "under-lac" or shellac and two coats of wax.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Shellac should be dissolved in alcohol and this requires some time.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
It is then preserved by impregnation with a solution of shellac, poppy-seed oil, or isinglass (pp. 70 and 86).The Preservation of Antiquities|Friedrich Rathgen