Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Glue made from fishes; isinglass.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Morgan’s Run

  • 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

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