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tooth powder

a dentifrice in the form of a powder.
Origin of tooth powder
First recorded in 1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Or, if he use any, it will not be my good Arabian tooth powder, but charcoal and cinders.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Used in dispensing; also as a hand, shaving, and tooth powder.

  • It is a sort of tooth powder we use in these make-believe fights, and then no one is hurt.

  • Use flower of sulphur as a tooth powder every night, rubbing the teeth and gums with a rather hard toothbrush.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • The teeth should be brushed after each meal, using a tooth brush and tooth powder.

  • Then she carried it to the bathroom, and, with nail brush and tooth powder, shone it up as well as she could.

  • Yesterday the woman gave him some tooth powder instead of his proper powder.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
  • Tooth wash comes in glass, which is taboo; tooth powder is sure sooner or later to leak out.

    Camp and Trail Stewart Edward White
  • Up to then I didn't have the tooth powder habit very strong; but it's chronic with me now.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • There he carefully cleaned his teeth, many of which were filled, with tooth powder, and rinsed his mouth with scented elixir.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for tooth powder

tooth powder

a powder used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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