Definition of megilp in English:

megilp

Line breaks: meg¦ilp
Pronunciation: /məˈgɪlp
 
/
(also magilp)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A mixture of mastic resin and linseed oil added to oil paints, widely used in the 19th century.
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    • Further tests will be undertaken at a later date to determine a method to reduce the megilp over these black lines.
    • It is reported for paintings that the areas in which megilp was used, suffered softness, darkening and a cloudy appearance.
    • The removal of the thick, oxidized varnish was complicated by Turner's use of megilp, which renders the paint surface especially vulnerable to solvents.

Origin

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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