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pearly white

noun
1.
white and lustrous as a pearl.
2.
pearly whites, Slang. teeth.
Origin of pearly white
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Their eyes were dark and sparkling, and their teeth were of a pearly white.

    Our Little Turkish Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • She had two rows of pearly white teeth, that flashed at you when she smiled?

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • Her face was pearly white, and she dreaded the full explanation of what was to come.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • His face was black as ebony while his teeth were pearly white.

    Boy Scouts in Southern Waters

    G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Dauphin Island and Mobile Point were moss-green and pearly white.

    Kincaid's Battery

    George W. Cable
  • The cheeks and forehead during the process of maturation present a continuous puffy elevation of a pearly white colour.

  • The brook changed its colour, and in the dusk showed a tumble of pearly white among the rocks.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • When pure, it is pearly white, insoluble in boiling water, but soluble in cold water and in vinegar.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual Charles Alexander Cameron
  • The Baron laughed, and showed his two rows of pearly white teeth to the best advantage.

  • The external membrane is thin, smooth, and generally colourless, or of a pearly white.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier

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