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linoleum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Linoleum  \Li*no"le*um\  (l[i^]*n[=o]"l[-e]*[u^]m),  n.  [L.  linum 
  flax  +  oleum  oil.] 
  1.  Linseed  oil  brought  to  various  degrees  of  hardness  by  some 
  oxidizing  process,  as  by  exposure  to  heated  air,  or  by 
  treatment  with  chloride  of  sulphur.  In  this  condition  it 
  is  used  for  many  of  the  purposes  to  which  India  rubber  has 
  been  applied. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  floor  cloth  made  by  laying  hardened  linseed  oil 
  mixed  with  ground  cork  on  a  canvas  backing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  linoleum 
  n  :  a  floor  covering  [syn:  {lino}] 




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