1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Varnish
|←Varnhagen von Ense, Karl August||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 27
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VARNISH, a liquid consisting of a gum or resin dissolved in alcohol (spirit varnish) or an oil (oil varnish), which on application to wooden and other surfaces improves their appearance and permanency (see Painter-Work).