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flake white

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noun
  1. lead white.
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Origin of flake white

First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for flake white

Historical Examples

  • The imperial and eyebrows should be painted on the face with flake-white.

    The Art of Amusing

    Frank Bellew

  • A small piece of glue, about the weight of two beans, should be dissolved in the water before it is added to the flake-white.

    The Art of Amusing

    Frank Bellew


British Dictionary definitions for flake white

flake white

noun
  1. a pigment made from flakes of white lead
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