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  • n. Plural form of fixative.


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  • All of which points to a paradox: The main aim of taxidermy, through its manikins and fixatives and sleights of hand, is maximum verisimilitude.

    Wildlife Without Life

  • We stopped into a crafts store where she loaded her basket with an assortment of baubles, fixatives and unusual miniature artifacts she needed for something she was creating for Jim, her new boyfriend.

    Eliezer Sobel: Generic Love

  • Test not only the paints, pens and pigments, but also the paper, varnishes, and fixatives.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Claude was well aware of the previous importance to the perfume industry of ambergris, a substance secreted by temporarily infirm whales, but he was convinced that petrochemical and coal tar fixatives were completely adequate substitutes.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Dr Rui Jiang, leading the research, said high levels of nitrites are used in cured meats such as bacon as preservatives, anti-bacterial agents and colour fixatives.

    Too Much Bacon is Bad for Lungs | Impact Lab

  • Acrylate polymer substances are rubbery fixatives, also found in hair sprays, that allow a sunscreen to hold up to water, sweat, and rubbing, but they work by forming a film on your skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • These are just testers and I'm some what cautious about using fixatives in my sculptures.

    Outgrowths and Branches

  • Some of the chemicals used in the alternative fixatives are more toxic to fish and other species than is formaldehyde.

    Alternatives for significant uses of formaldehyde in Massachusetts

  • Nathan Branch essentially concludes that he misses the longevity synthetic fixatives can provide a scent, especially when you consider the cost:smell time equation.

    To be Natural or Not to be Natural ...

  • Do have to add that I think that like most naturals, the staying power has less to do w/ the concentration & more to do w/ the lack of synthetic fixatives.

    Perfume Review: Strange Invisible Perfumes Musc Botanique


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