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lithopone

[lith-uh-pohn] /ˈlɪθ əˌpoʊn/
noun
1.
a white pigment consisting of zinc sulfide, barium sulfate, and some zinc oxide, used as a pigment and filler in the manufacture of paints, inks, leather, paper, linoleum, and face powders.
Origin of lithopone
1880-1885
1880-85; litho- + Greek pónos a work, structure
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Examples from the Web for lithopone
Historical Examples
  • Incidentally, lithopone which turns gray or nearly black in the sunlight regains its whiteness during the night.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • An amusing incident is told of a young man who painted his boat one night with a white paint in which lithopone was the pigment.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Lead pigments are never used with lithopone, as lead sulphide results, giving a black appearance.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Almost complete failure had taken place in every case where lithopone had been used.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Zinc oxide and lithopone, the latter pigment containing 30% of zinc sulphide, both indicated action on the oil.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • These lithopone tests were later on replaced by new tests in 1909, which will be reported upon later in this book.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Fairly good results were obtained in every case, but especially when lithopone or zinc oxide was used as a priming base.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • These lithopone tests were later on replaced by new tests which are described later in this book.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • A rough, sandy surface, however, was shown where lithopone was used in any great quantity.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • lithopone was early destroyed, as is usual with this pigment when used alone on exterior surfaces.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for lithopone

lithopone

/ˈlɪθəˌpəʊn/
noun
1.
a white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide, zinc oxide, and barium sulphate
Word Origin
C20: from litho- + Greek ponos work
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