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turps

 (tûrps)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) Informal
Turpentine.

[Shortening and alteration of turpentine.]

turps

(tɜːps)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Chemistry) Brit short for turpentine3
2. (Brewing) slang Austral and NZ alcoholic drink, esp beer (esp in the phrase on the turps)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turps - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresinturps - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
gum terpentine, turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)
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Spinal or general anesthesia can be used during TURP.
A total of 100 bothersome symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia patients those who underwent TURP were studied during this period between the age groups of 48-95 years, the average age being 71.
Caption: This spread, clockwise from left: Cityslickers Sacha (Christie Whelan Browne) and Nic (Lincoln Lewis); Spike (Damian Hill) and Turps (Alan Tsindos); Mary (Melissa Bergland) and Sparrow (Travis Jeffery)
The main chemicals used are soda ash, copper sulfate, butyl xanthogenate, turps and flocculant.
That bottle of raki, for instance, brought back in a pop bottle from Turkey 15 years ago, is still sitting in the cupboard, aging nicely from turps to nail varnish remover.
Douglas splashed turps around his flat and on a pile of clothes on the stairs and set it on fire, causing damage totalling pounds 5,000.
They bat and bowl like a Test team but field like fourth-graders after a night on the turps.
To check further whether the differences persisted when there was a common primary payer, we compared Medicare enrollees who had CABG, breast cancer surgery, total knee replacement, or TURPs with patients who did not have Medicare (data not shown).
Just put some white spirit or turps on to cotton wool and rub.