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lacquer

(lak′ĕr) [Portuguese lacre, ult. fr Persian lâk, (tree) resin, lac]
A resin or varnish that leaves a tough coating on a surface. It may be impregnated with medication, e.g., in the treatment of diseases of the toenails or fingernails.

lacquer,

n a resin dissolved in a volatile solvent used to create a protective coating on the surface of an object.
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The Queen's white hair, tortured into whorls by industrial-strength hair lacquer, was a crusader's helmet on Christmas Day as she waved Christianity's flag for her people.
Although somewhat brittle, heather is also great for winter flower arrangements, picking the spikes when the blooms are two-thirds open and then spraying with hair lacquer to prevent disintegration.
It's a blast, but remember: bullet belts, hair lacquer and prancing is not an essential.
Emyr was standing in front of a dressing room mirror, putting on hair lacquer before we went out to face England.
Beaten by Iceland in a recent friendly, Italy are beset by strife in the dressing-room, which doesn't go well with all that hair lacquer and mascara.
Then, once I've got it looking the way I want it, a quick spray with hair lacquer does the trick - experiment first on a scrap of material to make sure the lacquer doesn't leave a mark on the fabric.
The bathroom was free first thing in the morning and he didn't have to keep tripping over dropped suspender belts and wet towels to get in there or choke in a haze of hair lacquer when he did.
Her blonde hair, which is crafted into a sort of Trevi fountain effect and is an ode to the infinite versatility of hair lacquer and mousse, befitted her role as night club singer and "other woman".
Time to get the hair lacquer and the ripped jeans out.
On one occasion the teenager was charged pounds 30 for spending just pounds 3 on a can of hair lacquer.
Her ordeal included having hair lacquer sprayed in her eyes and a gas canister jammed into her mouth.