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Mucilage   Listen

A gelatinous substance secreted by plants.
Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive.  Synonyms: glue, gum.

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"Mucilage" Quotes from Famous Books

... opened with great care, and the superscription completely removed by a cunning process, he took from another compartment of his book a small note and introduced it into the envelope, adroitly closing the apperture with a little mucilage, so as to completely conceal the incision that had been made, and obliterate every evidence of the envelope's having been tampered with. This done, he slowly, and with apparent great caution as to the conformation of the letters, ...
— Ridgeway - An Historical Romance of the Fenian Invasion of Canada • Scian Dubh

... neighbor, using the advertisements cut from the papers to illustrate the same. In writing the biography as few words should be used as possible. The biographical sketch should be placed upon the cardboard. Mucilage should be available for the purpose of sticking on the illustrations, and pens and pencils for the necessary writing. Some award can be given to the one making ...
— School, Church, and Home Games • George O. Draper

... mucilage for twelve to twenty-four hours, according to size. Transfer the pieces of tissue to a bottle containing sterilised ...
— The Elements of Bacteriological Technique • John William Henry Eyre

... resembling the brain of some animal. The internal structure has been specially illustrated by M. Tulasne,[N] through the common species, Tremella mesenterica. This latter is of a fine golden yellow colour, and rather large size. It is uniformly composed throughout of a colourless mucilage, with no appreciable texture, in which are distributed very fine, diversely branched and anastomosing filaments. Towards the surface, the ultimate branches of this filamentous network give birth, both at their summits and laterally, to globular ...
— Fungi: Their Nature and Uses • Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

... tobacco, but not for the sugar-cane. In such light and moist alluvial soil the latter will grow to a great size, and will yield a large quantity of juice in which the saccharometer may stand well; but the degree of strength indicated will proceed from an immense proportion of mucilage, which will give much trouble in the cleansing during boiling; and the sugar produced must be wanting ...
— Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon • Samuel White Baker

... high, and covered with velvety down as a protection against the clogging of its pores by the moisture arising from its wet retreats. Plants that live in swamps must "perspire" freely and keep their pores open. From the Marsh Mallow's thick roots the mucilage used in confectionery is obtained, a soothing ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al

Words linked to "Mucilage" :   mucilaginous, marine glue, casein glue, gum, fish glue, animal glue, cement

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