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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pigment made of flakes of white lead.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In painting: The purest white lead, in the form of scales or plates. It has the best body of any white. When levigated, it is called body white.
  • noun Basic nitrate of bismuth, or pearl-white.

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