celluloid

[ sel-yuh-loid ]SEE DEFINITION OF celluloid
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Good thing I didn't have on a celluloid collar or 'twould have bust into a blaze.

When the celluloid is put into the solution it will dissolve it.

For other purposes, steel, hard rubber, and celluloid have taken its place.

Sheets of celluloid prepared for sketching are invaluable in sketching in the rain.

That if a spark hits a celluloid collar, the collar will explode.

They are now enameled, or the top of them is made of celluloid in a color to match the shoe.

Be sure to put the steel ball in before fastening the celluloid in place.

An old negative film, well cleaned, is suitable for the celluloid.

To print on celluloid, use a good gloss ink and old rollers.

That the men had celluloid collars, watches and brass-bound trunks.

WORD ORIGIN

transparent plastic made from nitro-celluloses and camphor, 1871, trademark name (reg. U.S.), a hybrid coined by U.S. inventor John Wesley Hyatt (1837-1900) from cellulose + Greek-based suffix -oid. Used figuratively for "motion pictures" from 1934. Abbreviated form cell "sheet of celluloid" is from 1933 (cf. cel).

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