Origin of flake white
First recorded in 1650–60
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Historical Examples of flake white
The imperial and eyebrows should be painted on the face with flake-white.
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.
- a pigment made from flakes of white lead
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