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pearly white

noun
1.
white and lustrous as a pearl.
2.
pearly whites, Slang. teeth.
Origin of pearly white
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Dull leaden fogbanks dimming the distant horizon had blended into a pearly-white sky.

    Caleb West, Master Diver F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Placed on the surface of flesh this way, it changes it to a pearly-white, solid surface.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • It was only a flat platform of dry sticks in a spruce tree, and held two pearly-white eggs.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • This halo of pearly-white light is irregular in outline, and fades away into the surrounding sky.

    Astronomy of To-day Cecil G. Dolmage
  • How pearly-white her face was against her black hair under her fur toque, and how her eyes spoke!

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
  • They are of lovely shades of colour, rosy, salmon-coloured, and pearly-white.

  • The under side of the wings in the female is pearly-white, marked with bright orange-yellow at the base of the primaries.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • The eggs have a dull or pearly-white ground and are marked with blotches and dots of purplish and reddish brown.

  • It was lined with down and held four perfect eggs, pearly-white and flecked with heavy brown and black spots.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville

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