pipe clay

noun
a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.

Origin:
1750–60

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pipe-clay

[pahyp-kley]
verb (used with object)
to whiten with pipe clay.

Origin:
1825–35

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Overall exterior glaze of pipe clay with brushed-on cobalt leaf motif and daubed copper oxide decoration.
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