Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of cooling unguent for the skin, usually made of almond-oil, spermaceti, white wax, and rose-water.

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  • v. put cold cream on one's face

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Examples

  • Was it patience and a little cold-cream have taken a snail to Constantinople or patience and a little cold-cream will take a snail to Constantinople or something else along those lines?

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  • “I was very careful to fill my purse with an extra supply of powder, lipstick, and cold-cream and to choose the only flat-heeled shoes in my suitcase.”

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  • The full sentence is: "Patience and a little cold-cream are said to have taken a snail to Constantinople; patience, constant trying, and good work will certainly overcome any obstacle to co-operation with guardians."

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  • Kimberly-Clark, which invented Kleenex in the 1920s as a "sanitary cold-cream remover," continues to post strong sales gains and steady growth in operating profit.

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  • Ah the intellectual cold-cream balm of raincoaster blog.

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  • “Off this porch,” Poltoi said through the screen when he showed up the next day, offering her an empty cold-cream jar for three dollars.

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  • It was for him that she filed her nails with the care of a chaser, and that there was never enough cold-cream for her skin, nor of patchouli for her handkerchiefs.

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  • It was a large cold-cream jar and when I unscrewed the top the content was dark and sticky and it had the smell of very raw opium.

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  • Davies and Risk, when called to supper, smelled strongly of rose-scented cold-cream; and Lund was unsparing in sarcastic remarks on the extreme floridness of complexion of the entire party.

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  • The Indian woman held a lantern, and Black Bear dipped his fingers in a jar of cold-cream and began to smear his whole face and neck.

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