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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless lac varnish, peculiarly adapted for fixing the finest water-color paintings on thin ivory or wood surfaces, invented by Martin, a coach-painter of Paris, in the reign of Louis XIV.

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