Subject: Re: What weird stuff have you eaten?
I remember my dad talking about this same thing storing eggs and I thought he referred to it as isenglass or eisenglass I can't find either in the dictionary, but under water glass it says a substance that consists usually of the silicate of sodium, is found in commerce as a glassy mass, a stony powder, or dissolved in water as a viscous syrupy liquid, and is used especially as a cement, a protective coating, and as a fireproofing agent. I remember he said as a kid it was his job to fetch eggs when his mom needed them and he hated to reach into the barrel because of the feel of the waterglass.