American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A doughlike cement made by mixing whiting and linseed oil, used to fill holes in woodwork and secure panes of glass.
- n. A substance with a similar consistency or function.
- n. A fine lime cement used as a finishing coat on plaster.
- n. A yellowish or light brownish gray to grayish yellow or light grayish brown.
- v. To fill, cover, or secure with putty.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed-oil, mixed to the consistence of dough. In this state it is used by glaziers for fixing the panes of glass in window-sashes, etc., and also by house-painters to stop up holes and cavities in woodwork before painting. It is often tinted with various pigments to make it agree in color with the surface on which it is used.
- n. A powder of oxid of tin, used in polishing glass and steel: sometimes called jewelers' putty.
- n. A very fine cement, used by plasterers and stone-masons, made of lime only. See the quotation.
- n. A mixture of ground materials in which in potteries earthenware is dipped for glazing.
- n. A mixture of clay and horse-dung used in making molds in foundries.
- To cement with putty; fill up with putty.
- n. A composition golf-ball, no longer in use.
- n. Same as puttee.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.
- n. A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass.
- n. Any of a range of similar substances.
- v. transitive to fix something using putty
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.
- n. (Golf), colloq. A ball made of composition and not gutta percha.
- n. A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc.
- v. To cement, or stop, with putty.
- n. a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass
- v. apply putty in order to fix or fill
- From French potée. (Wiktionary)
- French potée, polishing powder, from Old French, a potful, from pot, pot, from Vulgar Latin *pottus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Lime putty, which is an excellent building material, can be stored indefinitely under moist conditions.”
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