Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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sprinkling water

A mixture of soap dissolved in alcohol, boiled, and mixed with water for use as a size in the execution of certain marble patterns. Hair vein and Turkish marbles require a stronger expanding medium than ox-gall for the first color, and sprinkling water forces the color and gall into veins. In addition, sprinkling water produces oval spots which enhance the attractiveness of the vein. See also: VEINING LIQUID . (264 )

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