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shellac

Noun

1 lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
2 a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood [syn: shellac varnish] v : cover with shellac; "She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots" [also: shellacking, shellacked]shellacking See shellac

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Verb

shellacking
  1. present participle of shellac

Noun

  1. A heavy defeat.

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