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putty powder

noun
1.
an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces.
Also called putty, jeweler's putty.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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British Dictionary definitions for jeweler putty

putty powder

noun
1.
a powder, either tin oxide or tin and lead oxide, used for polishing glassware, metal, etc
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