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flake white

Origin of flake white
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mix the flake white into a thin paste by the addition of water.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • The latter variety, being prepared from flake white, is usually the greyer of the two.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • Mix the gamboge and flake white with a little warm water, and add the mixture to the gelatine solution.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Make the flour into a smooth paste by the addition of a little water, and mix it with the flake white.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Litharge, or flake white, is nothing more than the densest and thickest scales produced in the manner just described.

  • Faces of parrots must be whitened with dry "flake white" applied with a piece of cotton wool.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • The material for use in the pencil is quick-drying mucilage thickened with flake white.

  • An imitation-gold color may be made with flake white, ground in varnish and tinted with a touch of vermilion.

  • flake white is prepared from lead carbonate and hydrate, and may be used for process work in place of zinc white.

  • Then take white wax and flake white, ground very fine, and melt them together.

British Dictionary definitions for flake white

flake white

a pigment made from flakes of white lead
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