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spar varnish

noun
1.
a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships.
2.
a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.
Origin of spar varnish
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • spar varnish is the best for this purpose but shellac will answer.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • The one suggested in the drawing has red wheels with the remaining parts of the kiddie kar finished natural with spar varnish.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Outside of mahogany planking, finished in natural wood with spar varnish.

  • It will be necessary to protect it from the weather when not in use and frequently give it a coat of paint or spar varnish.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • For the back yard, cut a paint barrel in two or coat a tub inside with spar varnish.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • After the last coat of shellac is dry apply one coat of spar varnish.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter

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