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kalsomine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min] /ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn/
noun, verb (used with object), kalsomined, kalsomining.
1.

calcimine

or kalsomine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min] /ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn/
noun
1.
a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.
verb (used with object), calcimined, calcimining.
2.
to wash or cover with calcimine.
Origin of calcimine
1860-1865
1860-65; calci- + (kalso)mine
Related forms
calciminer, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The artistic temperament is too high-strung to view such deviations from the natural laws of the art of kalsomining.

  • It had never been papered, and the walls, with a little touching up, were ready for kalsomining.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for kalsomining

calcimine

/ˈkælsɪˌmaɪn; -mɪn/
noun
1.
a white or pale tinted wash for walls
verb
2.
(transitive) to cover with calcimine
Word Origin
C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark

kalsomine

/ˈkælsəˌmaɪn; -mɪn/
noun, verb
1.
a variant of calcimine
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