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(məˈɡɪlp) or


(Art Terms) an oil-painting medium of linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
[C18: of unknown origin]
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a jellylike vehicle used in oil paints, usu. consisting of linseed oil mastic varnish.
[1760–70; orig. obscure]
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Noun1.megilp - a medium for oil-paintsmegilp - a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
medium - a liquid with which pigment is mixed by a painter
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Glover now abandoned his favourite medium of watercolour in favour of a hybrid technique using thinned oil (the oil mixed with copal varnish or megilp to enhance its translucence) painted on to a bright double-primed white lead ground.