isinglass

/uy"zeuhn glas', -glahs', uy"zing-/, n.
1. a pure, transparent or translucent form of gelatin, obtained from the air bladders of certain fish, esp. the sturgeon: used in glue and jellies and as a clarifying agent.
2. mica, esp. in thin, translucent sheets.
[1535-45; < MD huysenblase (with GLASS for blase by folk etym.), lit., sturgeon bladder; c. G Hausenblase]

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      (foaled 1890), racehorse (Thoroughbred) who won the British Triple Crown in 1893 and earned a then record for a British horse of more than $235,000 (record broken in 1952) during his racing career.

      Sired by Isonomy and foaled by Dead Lock, he was owned by H. McCalmont and trained by J. Jewitt. After winning three races in 1893, as a two-year-old, ridden by Tom Loates, he won the Two Thousand Guineas, the Derby, and the Saint Leger, comprising the British Triple Crown. He also won the Newmarket Stakes. In 1894 he won the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, and in 1895, as a five-year-old, he won the Ascot Gold Cup.

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  • Isinglass — I sin*glass, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. D. huizenblas (akin to G. hausenblase), lit., bladder of the huso, or large sturgeon; huizen sturgeon + blas bladder. Cf. {Bladder}, {Blast} a gust of wind.] [1913 Webster] 1. A semitransparent, whitish, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isinglass — 1520s, said to be perversion of Du. huysenblas, lit. sturgeon bladder, from huysen sturgeon + blas bladder; so called because the substance was obtained from it …   Etymology dictionary

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  • isinglass — [16] Early modern Dutch huysen meant ‘sturgeon’ and blas denoted ‘bladder’. Put them together and you had huysenblas, which English took over as a term not for the sturgeon’s air bladder itself, but for the gelatinous substance obtained from it – …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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