When properly distended, the small aperture should be filled up with a little cement, or a solution of gum-arabic.
The solution of gum-arabic is made by simply adding water to it.
The sea-green warp of cotton in the gum-arabic umbrella had melted and run in long lines over brow and nose and chin.
One might also try a glaze made with hide glue or gum-arabic.
Why didn't we try the Professor's gum-arabic, and save collodion!
The gum-arabic will prevent the chalk from cracking and falling off.
The acacia tree is common, and from it gum-arabic of good quality is obtained.
They are white, odourless substances, and are good substitutes for gum-arabic.
At one time also some species were used in the arts for supplying a gum as a substitute for gum-arabic.
Arabine, ar′ab-in, n. the essential principle of gum-arabic.
|gum arabic |
A gum exuded by various African trees of the genus Acacia, especially A. senegal. Gum arabic is used in the preparation of pills and emulsions, in the manufacture of adhesives and candies, and as a thickener and stabilizer of colloids. Gum arabic consists mostly of a mixture of oligosaccharides and heavy glycoproteins.