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spirit gum

  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • Padded pieces may be joined on to the other parts of the face with spirit-gum and coloured to match.

    The Strand Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 38, February 1894


British Dictionary definitions for spirit gum

spirit gum

  1. a glue made from gum dissolved in ether used to stick a false beard, etc, onto the face
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