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tung oil

 (tŭng)
n.
A yellow or brownish oil extracted from the seeds of a tung tree and used as a drying agent in varnishes and paints and for waterproofing.
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tung oil

(tʌŋ)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a fast-drying oil obtained from the seeds of a central Asian euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites fordii, used in paints, varnishes, etc, as a drying agent and to give a water-resistant finish. Also called: Chinese wood oil
[partial translation of Chinese yu t'ung tung tree oil, from yu oil + t'ung tung tree]
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tung′ oil`

(tʌŋ)
n.
a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc.
[1880–85; tung < Chinese tóng tung tree]
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Noun1.tung oil - a yellow oil obtained from the seeds of the tung treetung oil - a yellow oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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It was a maxim with Mr Brass that the habit of paying compliments kept a man's tongue oiled without any expense; and, as that useful member ought never to grow rusty or creak in turning on its hinges in the case of a practitioner of the law, in whom it should be always glib and easy, he lost few opportunities of improving himself by the utterance of handsome speeches and eulogistic expressions.
The exposed wood beams begged for attention, so the couple borrowed ladders and went to work with tongue oil and elbow grease.