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flake white

Origin of flake white
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The imperial and eyebrows should be painted on the face with flake-white.

    The Art of Amusing Frank Bellew
  • A small piece of glue, about the weight of two beans, should be dissolved in the water before it is added to the flake-white.

    The Art of Amusing Frank Bellew
British Dictionary definitions for flake-white

flake white

a pigment made from flakes of white lead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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