fish glue

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glue \Glue\ (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from
   gluere to draw together. Cf. Gluten.]
   A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a
   jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated
   with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a
   cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to
   other adhesive or viscous substances.
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   Bee glue. See under Bee.

   Fish glue, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins
      and bladders; isinglass.

   Glue plant (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed (Gloiopeltis tenax).

   Liquid glue, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or

   Marine glue, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with
      shellac, used in shipbuilding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Isinglass \I"sin*glass\, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. D. huizenblas
   (akin to G. hausenblase), lit., bladder of the huso, or large
   sturgeon; huizen sturgeon + blas bladder. Cf. Bladder,
   Blast a gust of wind.]
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   1. A semitransparent, whitish, and very pure form of gelatin,
      chiefly prepared from the sounds or air bladders of
      various species of sturgeons (as the Acipenser huso)
      found in the rivers of Western Russia. It used for making
      jellies, as a clarifier, etc. Cheaper forms of gelatin are
      not unfrequently so called. Called also fish glue.
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   2. (Min.) A popular name for mica, especially when in thin
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fish \Fish\, n.; pl. Fishes (f[i^]sh"[e^]z), or collectively,
   Fish. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch,
   OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk,
   Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. Piscatorial. In some
   cases, such as fish joint, fish plate, this word has prob.
   been confused with fish, fr. F. fichea peg.]
   1. A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of
      diverse characteristics, living in the water.
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   2. (Zool.) An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having
      fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means
      of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See
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   Note: The true fishes include the Teleostei (bony fishes),
         Ganoidei, Dipnoi, and Elasmobranchii or Selachians
         (sharks and skates). Formerly the leptocardia and
         Marsipobranciata were also included, but these are now
         generally regarded as two distinct classes, below the
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   3. pl. The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
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   4. The flesh of fish, used as food.
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   5. (Naut.)
      (a) A purchase used to fish the anchor.
      (b) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish,
          used to strengthen a mast or yard.
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   Note: Fish is used adjectively or as part of a compound word;
         as, fish line, fish pole, fish spear, fish-bellied.
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   Age of Fishes. See under Age, n., 8.

   Fish ball, fish (usually salted codfish) shared fine, mixed
      with mashed potato, and made into the form of a small,
      round cake. [U.S.]

   Fish bar. Same as Fish plate (below).

   Fish beam (Mech.), a beam one of whose sides (commonly the
      under one) swells out like the belly of a fish. --Francis.

   Fish crow (Zool.), a species of crow (Corvus ossifragus),
      found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It feeds
      largely on fish.

   Fish culture, the artifical breeding and rearing of fish;

   Fish davit. See Davit.

   Fish day, a day on which fish is eaten; a fast day.

   Fish duck (Zool.), any species of merganser.

   Fish fall, the tackle depending from the fish davit, used
      in hauling up the anchor to the gunwale of a ship.

   Fish garth, a dam or weir in a river for keeping fish or
      taking them easily.

   Fish glue. See Isinglass.

   Fish joint, a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates
      fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their
      junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of

   Fish kettle, a long kettle for boiling fish whole.

   Fish ladder, a dam with a series of steps which fish can
      leap in order to ascend falls in a river.

   Fish line, or Fishing line, a line made of twisted hair,
      silk, etc., used in angling.

   Fish louse (Zool.), any crustacean parasitic on fishes,
      esp. the parasitic Copepoda, belonging to Caligus,
      Argulus, and other related genera. See Branchiura.

   Fish maw (Zool.), the stomach of a fish; also, the air
      bladder, or sound.

   Fish meal, fish desiccated and ground fine, for use in
      soups, etc.

   Fish oil, oil obtained from the bodies of fish and marine
      animals, as whales, seals, sharks, from cods' livers, etc.

   Fish owl (Zool.), a fish-eating owl of the Old World genera
      Scotopelia and Ketupa, esp. a large East Indian
      species (K. Ceylonensis).

   Fish plate, one of the plates of a fish joint.

   Fish pot, a wicker basket, sunk, with a float attached, for
      catching crabs, lobsters, etc.

   Fish pound, a net attached to stakes, for entrapping and
      catching fish; a weir. [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.

   Fish slice, a broad knife for dividing fish at table; a
      fish trowel.

   Fish slide, an inclined box set in a stream at a small
      fall, or ripple, to catch fish descending the current.

   Fish sound, the air bladder of certain fishes, esp. those
      that are dried and used as food, or in the arts, as for
      the preparation of isinglass.

   Fish story, a story which taxes credulity; an extravagant
      or incredible narration. [Colloq. U.S.] --Bartlett.

   Fish strainer.
      (a) A metal colander, with handles, for taking fish from a
      (b) A perforated earthenware slab at the bottom of a dish,
          to drain the water from a boiled fish.

   Fish trowel, a fish slice.

   Fish weir or Fish wear, a weir set in a stream, for
      catching fish.

   Neither fish nor flesh, Neither fish nor fowl (Fig.),
      neither one thing nor the other.
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