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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pigment made of flakes of white lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The trisnitrate of bismuth.
  • n. See under Flack, Paris, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. Basic nitrate of bismuth, or pearl-white.

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