[ UK /ʃˈɛlæk/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɛˌɫæk/ ]
  1. a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
  2. lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  1. cover with shellac
    She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots
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How To Use shellac In A Sentence

  • It could easily have been a 20 goal shellacking.
  • After a file, buff and cuticle clean-up, your nails get shellacked. Times, Sunday Times
  • Crumb has never made any bones about his hatred for rock, and rock and roll, and indeed anything that wasn't pressed on shellac by desperately obscure bluesmen and jazzers in the twenties and thirties.
  • He wanted the private consortium to keep taking a shellacking on the things. SILENT JOE
  • When we conservatives got shellacked in 1964-with Goldwater losing 61 percent - 39 percent to Lyndon Johnson - we knew we had a lot of work ahead if we were going to educate the public to our views.
  • Whether you choose to paint, stain, shellac, or just leave the natural color depends on the type of wood from which you built the project and how you want it to weather.
  • And she'd be dolled up for it, too, her dyed red hair shellacked into an indestructible coif, resplendent in a velour maxi lounging gown and jewel-encrusted slippers.
  • Given this 30-point shellacking and their 0-2 deficit, the Hornets may have dug a hole too deep to climb out of…
  • Finishing materials such as sandpaper, shellac, varnish, paint, and thinner may also be needed. DIY Woodworking: How to Make Wood Joints (Part 1)
  • But you know, I was doomed from the moment I decided that I could try to do a little very basic education aimed at people who have never tried to write somebody not exactly like them, and maybe help writers avoid writing a few POC characters who were basically middle class white people with a coat of well-meaning shellac. Cease fire.
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