paste wash

noun

Definition of paste wash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a very thin paste that is applied to the reverse side of leather to shrink and strengthen it, put on the backbone lining of a book to facilitate its removal before rebinding, and sponged on the surface of porous leather to improve the gold tooling

paste-wash

transitive verb

Definition of paste-wash (Entry 2 of 2)

: to apply paste wash to

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History and Etymology for paste wash

Noun

paste entry 1 + wash

Transitive verb

paste wash

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“Paste wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paste%20wash. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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