a colourless, water-soluble, flammable resin belonging to the family of organic polymers. The resin is used in sizing agents that confer resistance to oils and greases upon paper and textiles, to make films resistant to attack by solvents or oxygen, as a component of adhesives and emulsifiers, and as a starting material for the preparation of other resins.
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|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|