clearcole

clearcole

[kleer-kohl]
noun
size mixed with white lead, used especially as a priming in house painting.

Origin:
1815–25; < French claire colle, equivalent to claire feminine of clair clear + colle < Greek kólla glue

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clearcole (ˈklɪəkəʊl)
 
n
1.  a type of size containing whiting
 
vb
2.  (tr) to paint (a wall) with this size
 
[C19: from French claire colle clear size]

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