a glue used in fastening false hair, as a beard or mustache, to an actor's skin.
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Origin of spirit gum
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby spirit gum
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Example sentences from the Web for spirit gum
Padded pieces may be joined on to the other parts of the face with spirit-gum and coloured to match.
British Dictionary definitions for spirit gum
a glue made from gum dissolved in ether used to stick a false beard, etc, onto the face
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