Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance prepared from the scales of the bleak, Alburnus lucidus, and of various cyprinoid and clupeoid fishes, used in making artificial pearls and for other purposes. See imitation pearls; under pearl, and oriental-pearl essence, under essence.
- n. A cosmetic of various composition, usually a basic nitrate of bismuth.
“It was just shy of 7: 00 am; the nearly bare trees formed a black filigree against the pearl-white, ochre, and quiet pink sky.”
“The feast is as luxurious as it is informal: hunks of lightly smoked bacon topped with Greek yogurt and caviar; slices of rosy, densely marbled loin veiled with sheets of pickled ginger; rice glistening with lobster essence and crowned with a single pearl-white knuckle of meat.”
“Ms. Shaw paid $18,000 for a pearl-white Nissan Motor Co. Cube, describing the boxy little car as the closest thing to a Saturn she could find.”
“The bridesmaids, two of which are Victoria's royal god-daughters, wore pearl-white, silk organza dresses with roll collars and ballet slippers.”
“I could tell by the way the vamp bared her pearl-white fangs at me.”
“The unbuttoned collar of his pearl-white shirt revealed the kind of thick neck that came from punishing weights.”
“Ebnolia bobbed and showed her tiny pearl-white teeth in a smile.”
“Photo: Jason Nocito Jos Stam is standing on a pearl-white beach under a cloudless sky.”
“On television, rapacious young people with pearl-white teeth and fantastic bodies purr erotically at each other to the hoots and applause of a studio audience.”
“The line includes a choice of piano-black and pearl-white finishes on”
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