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glue:

see adhesiveadhesive,
substance capable of sticking to surfaces of other substances and bonding them to one another. The term adhesive cement is sometimes used in place of adhesive, especially when referring to a synthetic adhesive.
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Glue

An adhesive substance; types include liquid glue, casein glue, animal glue, epoxy resin, vegetable glue, synthetic resin, cellulose cement and rubber compounds.

glue

[glü]
(materials)
A crude, impure, amber-colored form of commercial gelatin of unknown detailed composition produced by the hydrolysis of animal collagen; gelatinizes in aqueous solutions and dries to form a strong, adhesive layer.

glue

Any fluid adhesive substance used for joining materials, often of substantial weight; generally refers to adhesives that cure without heat: animal glue, fish glue, emulsion glue, etc.

glue

any natural or synthetic adhesive, esp a sticky gelatinous substance prepared by boiling animal products such as bones, skin, and horns

glue

(jargon)
A generic term for any interface logic or protocol that connects two component blocks. For example, Blue Glue is IBM's SNA protocol, and hardware designers call anything used to connect large VLSI's or circuit blocks "glue logic".

glue

Software that provides some conversion, translation or other process that makes one system work with another. For example, an application adapter reformats the data into a form available to another application and vice versa. A CGI script sits between the browser and the database, enabling search requests to be passed to the database. "Glue" or "glue software" are terms that can be widely used to reference small programs or scripts needed to integrate applications or tie subsystems together. See application integration, integration server and middleware. See also glue chip.
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Use paintbrush to cover the outsides of jars with a coat of glue.
Small children will need help handling the hot glue gun.
In addition to improving the accuracy of glue application, extrusion technology reduces glue recirculation and reheating by more than 90 percent and it eliminates dozens of mechanical components, reducing glue waste, improving labeling quality and increasing uptime by making the labeler easier to set-up, operate and maintain.
At customer's request they can be additionally equipped with seal labelling in L- or U-shape, either in adhesive or wet glue.
If necessary, add a bit of glue to keep the collar in position.
Moore, the show's host, and Mr Coover were hung in the air on bars that were stuck to metal supports with a single drop of his glue during a live television broadcast.
Also in the picture can be seen that the tensile strength of thermally modified beech edge PVAc glue is equal to zero or it was not possible to measure.
BLACK PAPER AND PASTELS White glue dries somewhat translucently on black construction paper and can be appealing.
Fold the rectangle into a loop and secure with tacky glue.
The Utah scientists were inspired to make the new glue by a little sea animal called the sandcastle worm.
I could have gotten all worried about these splinters later hurting someone, or how I was going to have to glue them back together before proceeding, but I figured in the original accident there was bound to be some shards that disappeared across the floor.
It can also be folded into a covered glue trap to protect the glue and prolong its effectiveness while obscuring captures from view.