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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 73 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GLAIR (from Fr. glaire, probably from Lat. clams, clear, bright), the white of an egg, and hence a term used for a preparation made of this and used, in bookbinding and in gilding, to retain the gold and as a varnish. The adjective " glairy " is used of substances having the viscous and transparent consistency of the white of an egg.
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JAMES GLAISHER (1809-1903)

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