isinglass

Part of speech: noun

Mica.

Part of speech: noun

A preparation of gelatin.

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Usage examples "isinglass":

  1. Of other adhesive substances, dextrine, gum, gelatine, and isinglass are used for certain purposes. - "Practical Bookbinding", 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", 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", Pierre Blot.