talcum powder hides the fact that his nose is shiny and somewhat pink.
Now wipe off all surplus cream and dust them with talcum powder.
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder.
I've got some talcum powder of my own, and it smells awful good.
On the cap side they are dusted with talcum or with graphite.
Her face is thickly encrusted with talcum in its various forms, so that she is almost a dead white.
I know it needs fresh cold cream to make it heal up, and I haven't even any talcum powder.
I wanted a glass of iced tea, and some chicken salad, and talcum powder down my neck.
And with a brush made from the end of a soft fern he began to clean his teeth with the talcum powder which Lulu gave him.
The men were always deeply grateful to get talcum powder for use after shaving.
1580s, from Middle French talc, probably from Spanish talco and Medieval Latin talcum "talc" (ealy 14c.), both from Arabic talq, from Persian talk "talc." "It was applied by the Arab and medieval writers to various transparent, translucent and shining minerals such as talc proper, mica, selenite, etc." [Flood].
talcum tal·cum (tāl'kəm)
A fine-grained white, greenish, or gray mineral, having a soft soapy feel and used in talcum and face powder. Also called talcum.
A very soft white, greenish, or gray monoclinic mineral usually occurring as massive micalike flakes in igneous or metamorphic rocks. It has a soapy texture and is used in face powder and talcum powder, for coating paper, and as a filler in paints and plastics. Chemical formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2.