- a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.
- to wash or cover with calcimine.
Origin of calcimine
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Examples from the Web for calcimine
Paint or calcimine the walls instead of papering them again.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping
Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Paint is preferable to whitewash or calcimine for the walls, since it is less affected by steam, and can be more readily cleaned.Science in the Kitchen.
Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Kalsomine, an incorrect form of calcimine, which see under Calcium.
There was no one in the room and the furniture and floors were covered with heavy canvas sheeting spattered with calcimine.The Rest Hollow Mystery
Rebecca N. Porter
If he was tight-fisted wanst, he was as close now as calcimine on a rough-finished wall.Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen
Finley Peter Dunne
- a white or pale tinted wash for walls
- (tr) to cover with calcimine
C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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