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putty powder

an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces.
Also called putty, jeweler's putty.
Origin of putty powder
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The four Dillons, of Ballyhaunis, gave out to their grooms a large assortment of pipe-clay and putty-powder.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for putty-powder

putty powder

a powder, either tin oxide or tin and lead oxide, used for polishing glassware, metal, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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