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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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Obviously, if you don't have a good adhesive and you're either gluing your seams or gluing your inlays down; if the adhesive doesn't hold, it's going to pop and leave an open seam and be a potential injury hazard or at the very least, a maintenance nightmare.
When you're gluing large surfaces, an inexpensive notched plastic trowel works great for spreading the glue.
In wood industry gluing is considered to be the most spread technological procedure for wood bonding.
As lost foam expands into high volume applications, automatic pattern-handling and gluing equipment may be incorporated to eliminate operator variability.
Create a quilted effect by cutting squares of paper and gluing them in checkerboard fashion.
The main faults found were geometric and/or dimensional errors due to the pattern molding and gluing processes and coating and sand inclusion in the casting due to incomplete sealing of the glued pattern surfaces.
Build up the 3-1/2-inch-high body by gluing each coil three-fourths of the way up the inside of the coil beneath it.
As part of the arrangement, Baldwin has been awarded the exclusive worldwide rights for sales and marketing of Webtack contact gluing systems for the web offset market.
Within the Henkel adhesives portfolio, the Pritt brand is the worldwide expert in paper gluing, correction and more for home, school and office.
They'll often come in handy for all kinds of gluing projects around the house.
It's better to stick down masking tape along both edges of the joint before gluing.
Click on "Tips & Tricks" for how-to gluing information.