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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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After spraying again with hair lacquer, they can be used or stored in a cardboard box lined with tissue paper, this placed where it will be dry and cool - but never in plastic bags or containers.
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.
By the time hew as 29, he was swigging anything from hair lacquer to boot polish with the down and outs on London's streets.
NOW that Fergie has a lucrative contract for advertising fruit juice on American television, perhaps we will soon see Prime Minister John Major advertising his special brand of hair lacquer and Ken Clarke his favourite tipple.
On one occasion the teenager was charged pounds 30 for spending just pounds 3 on a can of hair lacquer.
Out comes the suit, on goes the hair lacquer, and a day of channel hopping awaits as the rest of us are treated like in-bred buffoons in need of this 'expertise'.
Emyr was standing in front of a dressing room mirror, putting on hair lacquer before we went out to face England.
Her ordeal included having hair lacquer sprayed in her eyes and a gas canister jammed into her mouth.
A BARELY visible haze of hair lacquer and spray will hover around the gilt edges and ornate trimmings of Cardiff's City Hall this weekend as the heat from a hundred hairdryers evaporates the beads of sweat, borne of intense concentration and frustration, on a hundred foreheads.
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.