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flat white

[flat hwahyt, wahyt] /ˈflæt ˈʰwaɪt, ˈwaɪt/
noun
1.
a hot beverage consisting of espresso and nonfrothy steamed milk.
Origin of flat white
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75
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  • First, give the toy a coat of white lead or flat white tone.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
  • It was there—the flat white package—exactly where he had dropped it that first morning.

    Quest of the Golden Ape Ivar Jorgensen
  • Around the flat white stones of the ford the water was dribbling, warm, soft, enticing.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Pine trees, tall and conical, were flaming satin, dark against the flat white burning disk of the sun.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • By degrees the sea of grain grew nearer, its edge rising in a clean-cut ridge above the flat white sweep of dazzling plain.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • It was one of those long-shaped, flat white metal cases which fellows carry because they hold about thirty cigarettes.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • Their idea of maidenly innocence was just a blank white—the sort of flat white that doesn't shine.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • This makes it very conspicuous in the middle of the flat white flower head.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • Instead of the green leafy arch above him, he saw a flat white thing, and all around him were enormous strange objects.

    Piccaninnies Isabel Maud Peacocke
  • Then it was a flat white metal disk with a harsh rim of whiter fire.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott

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