from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A quick-drying preparation used by actors and others to fasten false hair on the face.


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  • They discontinued use of the spirit-gum fused eyelashes after that until she healed.

    Archive 2007-09-01 Jacqueline T Lynch 2007

  • They discontinued use of the spirit-gum fused eyelashes after that until she healed.

    False Eyelashes Jacqueline T Lynch 2007

  • For halloween I shall spirit-gum the end of a wireless card out of the base of my skull and go as next-generation man.

    2050: The Year of the Brain Download 2005

  • He explored with his finger, felt the stickiness of the spirit-gum, then, digging in, saw the skin begin to wrinkle up in a wholly unnatural manner, exposing the edge of an unfamiliar jawline, and he knew he was looking not at human tissue but at a highly advanced form of acrylic resin made up of a silicon-poly carbonate hybrid of the kind his research and development people had designed for the Chi Project.

    The Kaisho Lustbader, Eric 1983

  • By which the author clearly means that half the battle is won when, by the aid of nose-paste or "toupee" paste and grease-paint, powder, crêpe hair, spirit-gum, wig and the like, one has arrived at looking like the character.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette" Edward Fordham Spence 1896

  • The spirit-gum manufactured in those days must have been vastly superior to that made now, for nothing would induce my whiskers to part company with my face.

    Here, There and Everywhere Frederick Spencer Hamilton 1892

  • "I had a cousin who was an actor and I saw him put on a beautiful beard with spirit-gum and creped hair once.

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther


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