English citations of isinglass
- A form of gelatine obtained from the air bladder of the sturgeon and certain other fish, used as an adhesive and as a clarifying agent for wine and beer.
1797, Colin Macfarquhar, editor, Encyclopædia Britannica; or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature [...], volume IX (HYD–LES), 3rd edition, Edinburgh: Printed for A[ndrew] Bell and C[olin] Macfarquhar, OCLC 222789080, page 97, column 2:
- ICHTHYOCOLLA, Isinglass, a preparation from the ſish known by the name of huſo. […] The method of making Iſinglass was long a ſecret in the hands of the Ruſſians; but hath lately been diſcovered, and the following account of it publiſhed by Humphrey Jackſon, Eſq.; in the 63d volume of the Philoſophical Tranſactions.
1874 July 17, “Gelatine”, in The British Journal of Photography, volume XXI, number 741, London: Henry Greenwood, 2, York Street, Covent Garden, W.C. [et al.], ISSN 0007-1196, page 336, column 1:
- Now there are two varieties of gelatine that engage the attention of the photographer—the natural gelatines, which consist of the swimming bladders of fish (so-called "isinglasses") and the patent gelatine procured from bones and other animal tissues, which is sometimes considered or viewed in the light of a decomposition produced from a substance called "ossein."
- A thin, transparent sheet of mica.
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