Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] A preparation made from egg white, especially as an adhesive for bookbinding and gilding.
adhesive, fixative, gum, paste, cementView synonyms
- ‘Make your own glair using ingredients such as egg, water, sugar and gum arabic.’
- ‘Whatever pigments were selected or manufactured for use, the binding medium with which they were incorporated was either glair or a solution of gum.’
- ‘This glair was also commonly used as a binder for pigments used in medieval illumination.’
- 1.1dated Egg white.
Middle English: from Old French glaire, based on Latin clara, feminine of clarus clear.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.