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pipe clay

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noun
  1. a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.
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Origin of pipe clay

First recorded in 1750–60

pipe-clay

[pahyp-kley]
verb (used with object)
  1. to whiten with pipe clay.
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Origin of pipe-clay

First recorded in 1825–35
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pipeclay

noun
  1. a fine white pure clay, used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes and pottery and for whitening leather and similar materials
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verb
  1. (tr) to whiten with pipeclay
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