sandarac

NOUN
  1. a brittle and faintly aromatic translucent resin used in varnishes
  2. large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes
  3. durable fragrant wood; used in building (as in the roof of the cathedral at Cordova, Spain)
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How To Use sandarac In A Sentence

  • He sprang behind the great table against the window and seized the heavy-leaden sandarach. Privy Seal His Last Venture
  • The medicine is prepared of the following ingredients: - Of black hellebore, of sandarach, of the flakes of copper, of lead washed, with much sulphur, arsenic, and cantharides. On Ulcers
  • Take 2 oz. of gum sandarach, 1 oz. of litharge of gold, and 4 oz. of clarified linseed oil, which boil in a glazed earthenware vessel till the contents appear of a transparent yellow colour. Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition For Ironware, Tinware, Wood, Etc. With Sections on Tinplating and Galvanizing
  • Shaking torches with veil-covered face, he had cast a black cock upon a fire of sandarach before the breast of the Sphinx, the Father of Terror. Salammbo
  • This runs into it, and at once makes that vast river bitter, for the reason that the water of the brook becomes bitter by flowing through the kind of soil and the veins in which there are sandarach mines. The Ten Books on Architecture
  • Insurance life rate term journeyer to itinerant platelike corner in all interloper of slouch goma and arduously for sandarac pike entomion. Rational Review
  • Dab the sandarac onto the paper through the cloth & hold the paper vertically and tap off any excess.
  • The skins have to be rubbed down with sandpaper and gum sandarac to produce the best writing surface; each one takes a good hour to prepare.
  • He used his sandarach to the end of the page, blew off the sand, eyed the sheet sideways, laid it down, and set another on his writing-board. The Fifth Queen Crowned
  • Natural, edible oil-soluble gums suitable for use in balancing natural and synthetic flavor oils and neutral edible oils include damar, colophony, Canada balsam, elemi, copaiba, galbanum, labdanum, myrrh, oliganum, opopanax, Peruvian balsam, sandarac, storax, tolu balsam and mastic.
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