Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A substance prepared from the scales of the bleak, Alburnus lucidus, and of various cyprinoid and clupeoid fishes, used in making artificial pearls and for other purposes. See imitation pearls; under pearl, and oriental-pearl essence, under essence.
  • noun A cosmetic of various composition, usually a basic nitrate of bismuth.

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Examples

  • It was just shy of 7: 00 am; the nearly bare trees formed a black filigree against the pearl-white, ochre, and quiet pink sky.

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  • The feast is as luxurious as it is informal: hunks of lightly smoked bacon topped with Greek yogurt and caviar; slices of rosy, densely marbled loin veiled with sheets of pickled ginger; rice glistening with lobster essence and crowned with a single pearl-white knuckle of meat.

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  • The unbuttoned collar of his pearl-white shirt revealed the kind of thick neck that came from punishing weights.

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  • I could tell by the way the vamp bared her pearl-white fangs at me.

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  • The bridesmaids, two of which are Victoria's royal god-daughters, wore pearl-white, silk organza dresses with roll collars and ballet slippers.

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