glair


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glair

[gler]
(materials)
A sizing liquid made of egg white beaten with vinegar; used to prepare a surface of a book binding for gilding.
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Form I and II male crayfish were paired against glair and non-glair female crayfish in agonistic bouts.
The white of an egg is called the glair - it comes from the Latin clarus, meaning clear.
gl/--reflecting surfaces--glace, glacier, glair, glare, glass, glaze, gloss (Magnus, 1999:4-5).