Origin of pearly white
Examples from the Web for pearly white
Placed on the surface of flesh this way, it changes it to a pearly-white, solid surface.The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve
It was only a flat platform of dry sticks in a spruce tree, and held two pearly-white eggs.Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville
Dull leaden fogbanks dimming the distant horizon had blended into a pearly-white sky.Caleb West, Master Diver|F. Hopkinson Smith
The eggs have a dull or pearly-white ground and are marked with blotches and dots of purplish and reddish brown.
They are of lovely shades of colour, rosy, salmon-coloured, and pearly-white.Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing