- a dentifrice in the form of a powder.
Origin of tooth powder
First recorded in 1535–45
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Examples from the Web for tooth powder
"To reappear in the tooth-powder of Bleichen, the consul," objected Lupin.The Blonde Lady
She will soon perceive that her tooth-powder was not forgot.
As a tooth-powder, fresh-burnt charcoal, and particularly areca-nut charcoal, is without comparison the best.
He explains that it is better than tooth-powder for textile fabrics.She Buildeth Her House
Is soap in porridge any worse than tooth-powder in rusks, lovely creature?The Golden Road
Lucy Maud Montgomery
- a powder used for cleaning the teeth, applied with a toothbrush
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