from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A doughlike cement made by mixing whiting and linseed oil, used to fill holes in woodwork and secure panes of glass.
- n. A substance with a similar consistency or function.
- n. A fine lime cement used as a finishing coat on plaster.
- n. A yellowish or light brownish gray to grayish yellow or light grayish brown.
- transitive v. To fill, cover, or secure with putty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.
- n. A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass.
- n. Any of a range of similar substances.
- v. to fix something using putty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.
- n. A ball made of composition and not gutta percha.
- n. A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc.
- transitive v. To cement, or stop, with putty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cement with putty; fill up with putty.
- n. A kind of paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed-oil, mixed to the consistence of dough.
- n. A powder of oxid of tin, used in polishing glass and steel: sometimes called jewelers' putty.
- n. A very fine cement, used by plasterers and stone-masons, made of lime only. See the quotation.
- n. A mixture of ground materials in which in potteries earthenware is dipped for glazing.
- n. A mixture of clay and horse-dung used in making molds in foundries.
- n. A composition golf-ball, no longer in use.
- n. Same as puttee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass
- v. apply putty in order to fix or fill
"I reckon that's what I call putty good," said the scout, a smile creeping over his bronzed face.
It was called Rayedit (designed by Raytheon, the makers of the Patriot missile!), and it featured hulking cathode ray tubes sheathed in putty-colored metal and keyboards the size of Samsonite suitcases.
Buy something in each store so that the final price of poster putty is 1.65 plus $20 for each store visited - bonus if the number exceeds three.
Silly putty is made of silicone oil and boric acid, it may be nontoxic to us, but i don't know how book pages or matte finished djs would react.
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Ell.), which has the name putty-root, probably from the same property of gumminess and adhesiveness.
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Lime putty, which is an excellent building material, can be stored indefinitely under moist conditions.
The Choctaw [Footnote: Romans, p. 70, Bossu, Vol. I, p. 308.] boys made use of a cane stalk, eight or nine feet in length, from which the obstructions at the joints had been removed, much as boys use what is called a putty blower.
Find a flat knife, such as putty knife or a baker's scraper cutter.
It is a bit eye-scorcing, but I must say that I prefer this to the endless shades of "putty" that prevail in some of the tonier neighborhoods.