Spirit Of Wine or Alcohol, is weaker and more dilute than essential oils, or even than water, and is so volatile as to be of use in vehicle; only as a medium for combining oik with resins. etc. - as a powerful solvent in the formation of spirit varnishes, and in some degree as an innocent promoter of drying in oils and colours. In pictur-cleaning it affords also powerful means of removing varnishes, etc.