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cold cream

a creamy cosmetic, typically of oily consistency, used to cleanse or soothe the skin, especially of the face and neck, or to remove makeup.
Origin of cold cream
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Only one time before when I was little I did eat the cold cream and never when it is the war did we eat cake.

    Deer Godchild Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
  • This cold cream is the same for all types, blonde, brunette and the others.

  • I am clothed in cool bedroom negliges and a softening sweetness of cold cream, from head to foot.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • I smeared my face with cold cream, and then rubbed in flour.

    A Houseful of Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And with this cryptic remark, Carol turned her attention to a small jar of cold cream the druggist had given her to sample.

    Prudence Says So Ethel Hueston
  • Upon this dressing-table there was a small pot of cold cream.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • One was from a manufacturer of cold cream, soliciting a testimonial.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • She is not sure whether we have not dipped into that pot of cold cream and found them.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • The truth, my excellent friend, lies at the bottom of a well; but you would find it at the bottom of a pot of cold cream.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • Out came the first aid to the travel-stained—a jar of cold cream.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for cold cream

cold cream

an emulsion of water and fat used cosmetically for softening and cleansing the skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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