clear cole


size mixed with white lead, used especially as a priming in house painting.

1815–25; < French claire colle, equivalent to claire feminine of clair clear + colle < Greek kólla glue Unabridged
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clearcole (ˈklɪəkəʊl)
1.  a type of size containing whiting
2.  (tr) to paint (a wall) with this size
[C19: from French claire colle clear size]

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