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pipe clay

noun
1.
a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60

pipe-clay

[pahyp-kley] /ˈpaɪpˌkleɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to whiten with pipe clay.
Origin
1825-35
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