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clearcole

[ kleer-kohl ]
/ ˈklɪərˌkoʊl /
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noun

size mixed with white lead, used especially as a priming in house painting.

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Origin of clearcole

1815–25; <French claire colle, equivalent to claire feminine of clairclear + colle<Greek kólla glue
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British Dictionary definitions for clearcole

clearcole
/ (ˈklɪəkəʊl) /

noun

a type of size containing whiting

verb

(tr) to paint (a wall) with this size

Word Origin for clearcole

C19: from French claire colle clear size
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