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grain alcohol

noun
1.
alcohol (def 1).
Origin of grain alcohol
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • Sure, grain alcohol can be synthesized, but bouquet isn't that simple, and you'll pay dearly for it—how you'll pay!

    Revenge Arthur Porges
  • To make the pectin test add to one tablespoonful of cold cooked fruit juice one tablespoonful of grain alcohol.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • grain alcohol is the best and most expensive, but wood alcohol is cheaper and will answer all ordinary purposes.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • To clean men's coat collars, rub with a black stocking saturated with grain alcohol.

  • Shellac is soluble in both grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol) and wood alcohol (methyl alcohol), but grain alcohol is preferable.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The shellac can be made by dissolving a little white shellac in grain alcohol.

British Dictionary definitions for grain alcohol

grain alcohol

noun
1.
ethanol containing about 10 per cent of water, made by the fermentation of grain
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