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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

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(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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When whole, unpeeled potatoes cook in a microwave oven, the water inside them heats rapidly, and when it gets hot enough, the steam that can't escape breaks open the starch buds, releasing their gluey starch.
Kim Bailey's eight-year-old, a winner between the flags in Ireland, trotted up on her debut at Towcester in gluey conditions with a ton in hand.
Why do potatoes get gluey if you mash them in a food processor?
To confirm that hexanal and trans-2-hexenal served as the chemical attractants, Eisner's group constructed gluey cardboard traps, some of which held tiny tubes of the chemicals.
The perky primates didn't want to come in to go to bed, but staff solved the problem by offering them their favourite treat - gum arabic, a gluey tree sap which the mini marmosets adore.
When the Bible refers to an 'eye for an eye' it doesn't mention shades of gluey green.
Cornish Rebel probably found this going too gluey considering it was good ground on which he ran so well in the Scottish National.
The filling is gluey and super-sweet and gels with the pastry to get stuck round your gums.
Mix the spices and flour in a bowl, add the lemon juice and a little water and mix until you have a sticky gluey consistency.
The son of Warning looked a really smart prospect when handling the gluey conditions at Sandown on his seasonal bow, but subsequently lost his way largely due to a series of niggling problems.
But any worries that the gluey conditions at the track today could hamper him are dispelled by the fact that earlier in his career, before he went jumping hurdles, he ran a cracker in a National hunt flat race in soft ground when finishing a close-up third, beaten a short head and the same.
They're all caused by plaque (above)--that gluey layer of bacteria that feeds off sugars on your teeth.