from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Black, flesh-colored, or transparent silk varnished with a solution of isinglass to which benzoin or glycerin etc., is sometimes added, used for covering slight wounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds


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