What does the word isinglass mean?

Usage examples for isinglass

  1. Of other adhesive substances, dextrine, gum, gelatine, and isinglass are used for certain purposes. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  2. If this is not rejected, a little isinglass may be dissolved in the water, which must still be given by a teaspoonful at a time, frequently repeated; or cold barley- water may be given in the same manner. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  3. Place a little butter, of the size of a walnut, in a stewpan, and set it on a good fire; when melted, fry in it till of a golden color, two carrots and two onions cut in slices; after that add also a piece of bay- leaf, two sprigs of parsley, one of thyme, a little isinglass, the eggs and fish, and cover with water; simmer gently about one hour and a half, and strain. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot