Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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gum

Any of a number of colloidal polysaccharides of high molecular weight. which can be dispersed in either cold or hot water to produce various mixtures or solutions, and which display good flow and tack characteristics. See also: GHATTI GUM ;GUM ARABIC ;GUM SANDARAC ;GUM TRAGACANTH ;KARAYA GUM .

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