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pearly white

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  1. white and lustrous as a pearl.
  2. pearly whites, Slang. teeth.
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Origin of pearly white

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Placed on the surface of flesh this way, it changes it to a pearly-white, solid surface.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • Dull leaden fogbanks dimming the distant horizon had blended into a pearly-white sky.

    Caleb West, Master Diver

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • It was lined with down and held four perfect eggs, pearly-white and flecked with heavy brown and black spots.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • It was only a flat platform of dry sticks in a spruce tree, and held two pearly-white eggs.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • The under side of the wings in the female is pearly-white, marked with bright orange-yellow at the base of the primaries.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland