putty powder

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noun

an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces.

Origin of putty powder

First recorded in 1825–35
Also called putty, jeweler's putty.
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Examples from the Web for putty powder

Historical Examples of putty powder

  • The four Dillons, of Ballyhaunis, gave out to their grooms a large assortment of pipe-clay and putty-powder.


British Dictionary definitions for putty powder

putty powder

noun

a powder, either tin oxide or tin and lead oxide, used for polishing glassware, metal, etc
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