- to whiten with pipe clay.
Origin of pipe-clay
- a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.
Origin of pipe clay
Examples from the Web for pipe-clay
Historical Examples of pipe-clay
He had got tired of pork and pipe-clay, accompanied with a too liberal allowance of the hide.The Scalp Hunters
And be thankful for your Potsdam grenadiers and their pipe-clay!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)
Pipe-clay is found chiefly in the isle of Purbeck and Dorsetshire.
Pipe-clay, a white clay nearly free from iron, is found in large quantity in the island of Purbeck.
I provide my own paint and pipe-clay, make my own jokes, and laugh at them too.