Barrow, John [Editor]
Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested: Illustrated with Fifty-six Copper-Plates. In Two Volumes (Band 2) — London, 1758

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glair of new laid eggs; hang it in the fun to dry, and afterwards
wafti it with fair water, and prefs it well.

To take out Spots of -pitch or tar. Firft rub them well with
hog's lard, or old thick oil, and repeat this two or three times ;
then foap them and wafh them with fair water.—Spirit of wine
is alfo good in this cafe.

To take Spots of pitch, tar, & c. out of cloth. Rub either com-
mon oil, or hog's lard, well into the Spots, and let it lie for twen-
ty-four or forty-eight hours; then rub it well with your hands,
and wring it, and laftly wafh it clean with foap and water.

A powder to take out Spots. Take bone afhes of fheeps legs
calcined white, reduce them to a fine powder; lay this warm
upon Spots or {tains, till it begins to change colour ; then take
off that, and lay onfrefh, and continue fo doing till the Spot is gone.

To take out Spots of ink. Wafh them three or four times
with juice of lemon, or with flrong white wine vinegar, and it
will take them out; afterwards wafn them with Genoa foap, and
laftly with fair warm water.

To take Spots of ink out offilk. Take frrong white wine vi-
negar and hot afhes, rub them well upon the Spots, and after-
wards wafh with foap and water, and the work will be done.

SPRING, is reprefented, in painting, Sec. by a young man of
an exact ftature, cloathed on one fide in white, on the other in
black 5 a pretty broad girdle, fet with ftars, holds a ram under his
arm, and a garland of feveral flowers in his left hand, two wings
on his feet, one white and the other black.—Youth denotes the
Spring and beginning of the year; juft ftature, becaufe it is the
equator, equal day and night; black and white, day and night ;
the girdle the equinoctial line ; the ram, the fun's entrance into
that fign ; the wings, the fwiftnefs of time.

A SPY, is reprefented, in painting, &c. by a man in a noble
habit, hides mod of his face with his hat, his cloaths woven with
eyes, ears, and tongues, a lanthorn in one hand, his feet winged,
a fpaniel by him on the ground, his nofe in full fcent after his
game.—His cloaths fhew, that he pradtifes amongft noblemen
as well as vulgar; his face, that he ought to pafs incognito, ne-
ver difcovering their defigns ; the eyes, &c. are the inftruments
they ufe to pleafe the patrons ; the lanthorn, that they Spy night
and day; the dog, their fmelling out mens actions, and the;;
inquifitivenefs.

STAINING liquors.
A light Staining green. Take a quart of malt wort, put in-
to it two fhells full of florey, and ftir them well together; firft
{rain with this, then upon this Staining lay yellow, till it be-
comes green ; the more you lay on of your yellow Staining li-
quor, the better the green will be.

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