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curdling

The thickening of varnish in a can.
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'--All unavailing without a strict observance of the unities, sir,' returned Mr Curdle. 'The unities of the drama, before everything.'
'Just so,' said Mr Curdle, pulling up his neckcloth.
Mrs Curdle had sat listening to this lucid explanation with great complacency.
'I don't know, my dear; upon my word I don't know,' said Mr Curdle.
Have you got two- and-sixpence for half-a-crown, Miss Snevellicci?' said Mr Curdle, turning over four of those pieces of money.
'Let me see,' said Mr Curdle; 'twice four's eight--four shillings a-piece to the boxes, Miss Snevellicci, is exceedingly dear in the present state of the drama--three half-crowns is seven-and-six; we shall not differ about sixpence, I suppose?
Poor Miss Snevellicci took the three half-crowns, with many smiles and bends, and Mrs Curdle, adding several supplementary directions relative to keeping the places for them, and dusting the seat, and sending two clean bills as soon as they came out, rang the bell, as a signal for breaking up the conference.
Not even ashes in a bottle for the world to curdle!
4 Have all of your ingredients at room temperature - the citrus fruit will yield more juice, and the egg won't curdle the mixture.
Cheese has a long history, dating back to ancient times when livestock farmers with oversupply of milk allowed the excess to curdle, whipping and salting it sometimes.
THEY SAY "It is, in fact, a voice that could curdle cream at 20 paces" - Labour MP Angela Eagle's "honeyed delivery" as described by parliamentary commentator Quentin Letts.
BANISHED BBC2 9pm The young love between Kitty McVitie and Private MacDonald is starting to curdle, so are Major Ross's underhand tactics winning her over?