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material which sticks items together She put some glue on the back of the poster to fix it to the wall.

The glue on the envelope does not stick very well.

â–  verb to stick things together with glue He glued the label to the box.

The cover is glued to the endpapers.

COMMENT: In hand binding, organic glues and pastes are used; these are flour paste or gelatine glue made from animal bones. In commercial binding, synthetic adhesives of the PVA type are used. These are often thermoplastic and set when cold; they remain flexible when set, while organic glues tend to set hard, and so may crack.



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