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coffin varnish

n. inferior liquor. You want some more of this coffin varnish?
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tonsil paint

and tonsil varnish
n. liquor; whiskey. The cowboy had to have his daily dose of tonsil paint before he stuffed his face full of beans and hardtack. This tonsil varnish would take the paint off a barn.
See also: paint, tonsil

tonsil varnish

See also: tonsil, varnish


mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also shellacked.) Really varnished, he was. Couldn’t see a hole in a ladder.
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We have made a commitment to improve our quality with the use of rotational viscometers for development and everyday QC of our varnishes," Mr.
Cellulosic (SZ) with shining property, synthetic (ST), two-component polyurethane (PU) and two-component water-based (SB) wood varnishes have been used in the study.
Analysts at Ceresana expect this segment to exhibit the highest increase and account for a demand for paints and varnishes of more than 5 million tonnes until 2022.
Varnishes, also called coatings or overprint varnishes (OPVs), can provide an extra measure of protection, higher gloss, robust rub and scuff, etc.
Historic and forecast market values for the paints and varnishes market and its categories (water-based paints & varnishes, solvent-based paints & varnishes, other paints & varnishes, painters' fillings, surfacing preparations and solvents & thinners) for the period 2009 through to 2018
Paints and Varnishes in Estonia to 2018: Market Databook
Global sporting events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will require substantial construction activity in infrastructure, commercial and residential sectors over the forecast period which will stimulate growth for paints and varnishes.
Nitrocellulose-based, alkyd-based synthetic, water-based, and polyurethane-based varnishes were applied as two consecutive topcoats.
Varnishes that contain sodium fluoride adhere to tooth surfaces when saliva is present, providing an excellent fluoride treatment.
6] Several studies indicate that fluoride varnishes can reverse or arrest, as well as prevent, the demineralization process of an incipient carious lesion, when combined with other preventive measures such as diet control and dental biofilm control.
We like alkyd varnishes for trim and doors because they're easier to apply and softer, which makes them easier to sand.
Like all water-based products, water-based varnishes are easier and nicer to use than oil-based ones.
The ideal candidates for fluoride varnishes are children who have a moderate to high risk of dental caries based on an oral health risk assessment before 1 year of age, Steven M.
They find application in the toughest environments, like gymnasium and athletic floors, as well as clear varnishes for hardwood floors in homes, offices, and other public buildings.