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rosin oil

noun
1.
a viscous liquid, colorless to black, distilled from rosin and used in making adhesives, inks, insulation, lacquers, lubricants, plasticizers, and varnish.
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  • The rosin oil, obtained after the light oil has passed over, has a dark violet-blue colour, and is called blue rosin oil.

  • The rapid checking of rosin oil paints on wooden surfaces bars the use of this oil for such purposes.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • The rosin oil paints became slightly lumpy on standing, but worked out to a smooth finish somewhat yellowish in color.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for rosin oil

rosin oil

noun
1.
a yellowish fluorescent oily liquid obtained from certain resins, used in the manufacture of carbon black, varnishes, and lacquers Also called 'rosinol, retinol
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