from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of calcimine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Whitewash, an inexpensive form of white paint that is simple to compound and is used on wooden surfaces such as picket fences or park benches as well as plaster surfaces.
- v. To apply kalsomine to a surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as calcimine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A common but incorrect form of calcimine.
Miss 'Rill came and helped her clean the place and kalsomine the walls and ceiling.
The freshness of the clean, scarcely-dried, kalsomine, the faint tinge of smoke from the bit of fire, the delicious soapy cleanliness and a wholesome whiff of barley broth floated out into the dusty hallway to the little person on the stairs.
She feverishly grabbed a brush herself and slashed about delightedly in kalsomine.
Can't you see Dulcie buying the bags of creamy kalsomine and the brushes and
At the last house cleaning I had persuaded her to let me have a warm buff kalsomine on the walls instead of the brightly medallioned paper she had in mind, and a plain brown grass rug in exchange for the bright green leaves and pink flowers of the tapestry, which fitted the measure of her purse.
` ` That girl with the kalsomine on her face made remarks about folks butting in.
Great activity prevails in this household; I am moved to brush up my dear old home a little, so I have bought some kalsomine, and every minute which can be spared from getting in the hay Jim is kalsomining.
They did allow him to kalsomine the ceilings and hang the wall paper; but they painted the floors and the lower reaches of woodwork themselves.
But let me kalsomine you a little mental sketch to consider.
He rented a nice four-room cottage there, with an icebox out on the back porch and a hammock in the front yard, and begun to paper and paint and grain and kalsomine and made good money from the start.