drying oil

NOUN
  1. an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
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How To Use drying oil In A Sentence

  • Oil paints usually have a drying oil or a modified oil, called alkyds, as their binders.
  • Its quartz hills are covered with trees and gigantic grasses; the buaze, a small forest-tree, grows abundantly; it is a species of polygala; its beautiful clusters of sweet-scented pinkish flowers perfume the air with a rich fragrance; its seeds produce a fine drying oil, and the bark of the smaller branches yields a fibre finer and stronger than flax; with which the natives make their nets for fishing. A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries
  • Peanut oil is non-drying oil, light yellow, transparent, fresh and delicious, is an excellent cooking oil.
  • Many artists also used a mahlstick, a long cane with a ball of leather at one end, on which to rest the hand while painting, avoiding the danger of marking slow-drying oil paint.
  • Its quartz hills are covered with trees and gigantic grasses; the buaze, a small forest-tree, grows abundantly; it is a species of polygala; its beautiful clusters of sweet-scented pinkish flowers perfume the air with a rich fragrance; its seeds produce a fine drying oil, and the bark of the smaller branches yields a fibre finer and stronger than flax; with which the natives make their nets for fishing. A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries
  • Flesh paint contained egg tempera alone as medium, whilst a dark green glaze (confirmed as ‘copper resinate’) was bound in drying oil.
  • Like litharge, it may be employed in the preparation of drying oils, and, being a better drier than white lead, may be substituted for it in mixing with pigments which need a siccative, as the bituminous earths. Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists
  • They contains a wood preservative, a small amount of wax as a water repellent, a resin or drying oil, and a solvent such as turpentine or mineral spirits.
  • However, the crosslinking of drying oils by siccatives to form a so-called varnish is something entirely different from the crosslinking of epoxy resins described in the following.
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