gulgul definition

  • noun:
    • A cement manufactured in India from seashells pulverized and combined with oil, and spread over a ship's base to prevent worms from boring into it.
    • A cement manufactured in Asia from water shells, pulverized and mixed with oil, and spread-over a ship's base, to avoid the bland of worms.
    • A sort of chunam or cement made from pounded sea-shells combined with oil, which hardens like stone, and it is used in Asia to pay for ships' bottoms. It really is impenetrable by worms even if unprotected by copper.
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