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flake white

noun
Origin of flake white
1650-1660
1650-60
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  • The latter variety, being prepared from flake white, is usually the greyer of the two.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • Mix the flake white into a thin paste by the addition of water.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Faces of parrots must be whitened with dry "flake white" applied with a piece of cotton wool.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • Make the flour into a smooth paste by the addition of a little water, and mix it with the flake white.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • Mix the gamboge and flake white with a little warm water, and add the mixture to the gelatine solution.

    Practical Lithography Alfred Seymour
  • The material for use in the pencil is quick-drying mucilage thickened with flake white.

  • Litharge, or flake white, is nothing more than the densest and thickest scales produced in the manner just described.

  • An imitation-gold color may be made with flake white, ground in varnish and tinted with a touch of vermilion.

  • Then take white wax and flake white, ground very fine, and melt them together.

  • flake white is prepared from lead carbonate and hydrate, and may be used for process work in place of zinc white.

British Dictionary definitions for flake white

flake white

noun
1.
a pigment made from flakes of white lead
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