from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The mineral form of lead monoxide, PbO.
- n. A yellow powder, PbO, used as a pigment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. lead monoxide, PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment; also, lead oxide yellow, as opposed to red lead, which is lead tetroxide Pb3O4.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lead monoxide (also called Lead protoxide), PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment. It is also called lead oxide yellow, as opposed to
red lead, which is lead tetroxide Pb3O4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Protoxid of lead, or yellow oxid of lead, PbO.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the mineral form of lead monoxide; in the form of yellow powder it is used as a pigment
Several, including massicot or giallolino, purple of Cassius reference, and Drebbel's red, predated the epoch.
Ton coupe-papier guillotine sans guillotine s'appelle un “massicot”.
Parlant de mon massicot, je vais le ramener — il croche beaucoup trop quand on coupe et du coup, il coupe pas 100% droit-lisse…
This is procured by mixing massicot, or Naples yellow, with a small quantity of realgar, and a very little Spanish white.
A wooden door was now put up, and the baking was left to itself for about twenty-four hours, at the end of which time the lead would have become transformed into a yellowish powder, known as massicot.
Upon all vegetable lakes, except those of madder, they have a destructive effect; and are injurious to gamboge, as well as to those almost obsolete pigments, red and orange leads, king's and patent yellow, massicot, and orpiment.
It is an oxide of uncertain composition, prepared by subjecting massicot to the heat of
_Orange Lead_, of a dull orange colour, is an orange protoxide of lead or massicot.
Mr. Gummage immediately supplied her with two bristle brushes, and sundry little shallow earthen cups, each containing a modicum of some sort of body color, massicot, flake-white, etc., prepared by himself and charged at a quarter of a dollar apiece, and which he told her she would want when she came to do landscapes and figures.
Foreheads were powdered yellow with massicot, a lead oxide, for yellow was [...]
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