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putty powder

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noun
  1. an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces.
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Origin of putty powder

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called putty, jeweler's putty.
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Historical Examples

  • The four Dillons, of Ballyhaunis, gave out to their grooms a large assortment of pipe-clay and putty-powder.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for putty powder

putty powder

noun
  1. a powder, either tin oxide or tin and lead oxide, used for polishing glassware, metal, etc
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