noun (functioning as singular)
Examples from the Web for turps
He had a piece of clean rag in his tool bag, and there was a can of turps in the room.
English japans sometimes contain light petroleum, but no turps.
For oil painting place a thin calico or canvas on the backs, and colour with the tints you desire, mixed in oil and turps.Practical Taxidermy|Montagu Browne
Moistening the rag slightly with turps he carefully removed the paint from Sweater's sleeve.
"I rubbed it out with turps and the knife," faltered Bessie.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling