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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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Even the most experienced carpenters and woodworkers occasionally break into a sweat when it comes time to glue up a project, especially one that takes lots of clamps after the glue is applied.
responded earlier this year by reformulating its multipurpose household glue, Elmer's Glue-All.
RAISED DESIGNS and RUBBINGS Ask the students to create line designs--continuous or not--in glue on white tag board.
They identified two new glycoproteins in the glue and showed that domains of these proteins were produced from opposite strands of the same DNA.
The Utah scientists were inspired to make the new glue by a little sea animal called the sandcastle worm.
Good to bond laminates to countertops and cabinets, or to glue plastic foam, hardboard or metal to wood.
Other disadvantages of glue include: the cost (about $30 per vial), the frequent necessity of subcutaneous sutures (because the glue cannot be placed inside a wound due to the risk of a foreign body reaction), and that the glue can be picked off or dissolved with petrolatumbased products such as Polysporin.
Pot life: For those glues that require mixing, "pot life" refers to the time you have to apply the glue to your work after you have mixed it.
The soy glues are slightly less expensive than those that contain animal protein, Hojilla Evangelista says.
A new soy-based plywood glue stands ready to give the plywood industry what every industry wants: faster production at lower cost.
We tried a special glue that was supposed to magically swell and glue the joints.
I actually like to do this, even though it's gross and sticky,'' said Delya Campos, 16, her fingers glistening with honey-colored glue.