from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The oleaginous material obtained from the yolks of hens' eggs. It contains olein and palmitin, with lecithin, cerebrin, neurine, etc., and is used in dressing alum-tanned leather.


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  • When the world of tempera painters was threatened by the invention of the egg-oil emulsion, which Van Eyck introduced, the same thing probably occurred.

    MIND MELD: Art in a Digital World 2008


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