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- n. Alternative spelling of war paint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among some savage tribes, paint applied to the face and other parts of the person, according to a recognized and traditional system, as a sign that the wearer is about to engage in war. Its origin may have been an attempt to strike terror to the mind of the enemy.
- n. Hence, full dress and adornment; official costume.
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