Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A quick-drying preparation used by actors and others to fasten false hair on the face.

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Examples

  • They discontinued use of the spirit-gum fused eyelashes after that until she healed.

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  • They discontinued use of the spirit-gum fused eyelashes after that until she healed.

    False Eyelashes

  • For halloween I shall spirit-gum the end of a wireless card out of the base of my skull and go as next-generation man.

    2050: The Year of the Brain Download

  • He explored with his finger, felt the stickiness of the spirit-gum, then, digging in, saw the skin begin to wrinkle up in a wholly unnatural manner, exposing the edge of an unfamiliar jawline, and he knew he was looking not at human tissue but at a highly advanced form of acrylic resin made up of a silicon-poly carbonate hybrid of the kind his research and development people had designed for the Chi Project.

    The Kaisho

  • By which the author clearly means that half the battle is won when, by the aid of nose-paste or "toupee" paste and grease-paint, powder, crêpe hair, spirit-gum, wig and the like, one has arrived at looking like the character.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • The spirit-gum manufactured in those days must have been vastly superior to that made now, for nothing would induce my whiskers to part company with my face.

    Here, There and Everywhere

  • "I had a cousin who was an actor and I saw him put on a beautiful beard with spirit-gum and creped hair once.

    Miss Pat at School

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