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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A good polish reviver can be made by mixing equal parts of raw linseed oil, substitute turps and vinegar.
▪ A mixture of equal quantities of raw linseed oil and substitute turps is often rubbed into pine prior to staining.
▪ She swept dust out of the open doors and stood her brushes in glass jars of turps along the windowsill.
▪ The turps in the jar has congealed to a semi-solid jelly around the brushes.
▪ Tubes of colour laid out tidily; there were containers for oil and turps, and two jars containing brushes.

n. 1 (context informal English) turpentine or turpentine substitute. 2 (context slang Australia New Zealand English) Any alcoholic drink.


n. volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally [syn: turpentine, oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine]

Usage examples of "turps".

The smell, both intoxicating and vile, of oils and turps, and of minerals in their little heaps.

Carefully he placed his brush in a jam jar of synthetic turps and entered the house.

He used to hit the turps now and again and get dreadfully homesick, and babble about green mountains sloping down to the sea, and fluffy white clouds lazily sailing across a soft blue sky, and the smell of peat smoke fragrant in the dusk.

And the landlady never cared for the stink of turps in the halls anyway.

Keep your pecker up, and if you want your back rubbed with turps, or anything of that sort, just knock on the wall.

He took the bigger brush, added a small amount of turps to the paint in the tin, nodded.