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