Definitions

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  • n. A kind of perfume in the form of a powder, often kept in a small bag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of perfume in the form of a powder, formerly much used, -- often in little bags.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pulvil.

Etymologies

See pulvil. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The crowd of periwigged heads at the windows — the swearing chairmen round the steps (the blazoned and coronalled panels of whose vehicles denote the lofty rank of their owners), — the throng of embroidered beaux entering or departing, and rendering the air fragrant with the odors of pulvillio and pomander, proclaim the celebrated resort of

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • _ Ha! ha! nay there she abused you, 'tis plain; for you know what Manly said: the sweetness of your pulvillio she might mean; but for your breath! ha! ha! ha!

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour

  • The crowd of periwigged heads at the windows -- the swearing chairmen round the steps (the blazoned and coronalled panels of whose vehicles denote the lofty rank of their owners), -- the throng of embroidered beaux entering or departing, and rendering the air fragrant with the odors of pulvillio and pomander, proclaim the celebrated resort of London's Wit and

    Burlesques

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