white spirit


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white spirit

a colourless liquid obtained from petroleum and used as a substitute for turpentine

white spirit

[¦wīt ′spir·ət]
(materials)

white spirit

Petroleum ether, distilled from crude oil; used as a solvent, esp. in varnishes.
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Shuijingfang's Chinese white spirit represents the excellence of Chengdu and is the exclusive white spirit partner of the event.
To examine whether commercially available neem oil could be used as a wood preservative, we dissolved it in white spirit, which is a common solvent for the timber treatment industry.
It was so effective, I might try white spirit again.
Now, in a letter distributed to a number of Tyneside bar owners, Stephen Savage, Newcastle City Council's director of regulatory services and public protection, wrote: "It has come to my attention that a number of licensed premises in the city are using a white spirit, namely Tolstoy Imperial Spirit Drink, as a substitute for vodka.
Soju (also known as shochu) is a white spirit comparable to vodka, the company says.
White spirit consumption is increasing across the world.
Morrisons yesterday recalled fresh Scottish salmon due to possible white spirit contamination.
AN ARSONIST tried to torch a family home by spraying white spirit through a letterbox in Warwick.
Similarly for Lola, white spirit exacerbates her self-destructive quest to become white, blonde, and pure.
Then Dad came to us and said we were going somewhere else to get some white spirit.
For instance, in a previous study, about 65% of the white spirit permeated out of a 1-mm-thick PE bottle in 6 months at 40[degrees]C [1].
In White Spirit, 2001, the crowd has been painted with more detail than in the other works, in crisp, thin brushstrokes, while in Train Sit-in, 2003, the paint application is ranch looser: The figures in this dark, green-brownish painting stand or sit huddled around a window in what is apparently a train compartment; the chiaroscuro is faux Rembrandt, the composition resembles a male version of Delacroix's Femmes d'Alger, and the overall style is late Picasso on a very bad day, with a touch of Alzheimer's.