from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Glue made from fishes; isinglass.


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  • Meanwhile he got it cleared of all the old oil that stuck to it everywhere, on wheels and pins, like fish-glue; then it was hung up to the kitchen ceiling.

    The South Pole~ Preparing for Winter

  • It has veins of red puddle water running over it, and its trawlerlike stink of size and fish-glue hits them before they reach it.

    Absolute Friends

  • Files I imagine the fleet must have, but if it has been as sketchily provided with tools as it has been poorly victualled, no one will have thought of emery powder or fish-glue.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Having been properly taught, he made his own emery papers out of canvas, sprinkling the abrasive black particles onto a base of very strong fish-glue, and used the same technique to fashion different sizes of emery sticks, some pointed, some rounded, some blunt and stubby.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Sandpaper he made himself from Turtle Bay sand, fish-glue he made himself from fish scraps, but emery powder he could not duplicate.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “I need as much emery powder and very strong fish-glue as it will buy,” said Richard.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Upon them were rusty pots of fish-glue and thin slivers of veneer.

    Funeral In Berlin

  • Cap-pocket, like the cartridge-pocket; lining, a strip of sheepskin with the wool on, glued with fish-glue and sewed to the back at the mouth of the pocket.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • He conceived that the vast quantities of sturgeons in Lake Ontario would afford a successful competition with Russia in the manufacture of isinglass or fish-glue.

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • Their arrows are made of a shrub that sends out long straight shoots; but they make some of small hard reeds: those that are intended for war, or against the buffalo, the deer, or large carp, are pointed with the sharp scale of the armed fish, which is neatly fastened to the head of the arrow with splits of cane and fish-glue.

    History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing


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