Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A polishingpowder for silverware.

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Examples

  • And then her mind flew back to her history and extraction, to her father — perhaps at that moment inventing a private plate-powder in an underground pantry — and with a groan at her inconsistency in being ashamed of the ass, she said in her heart, ‘My God, what a thing am I!’

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Its beauty, like his own, had suffered in the cause of duty; the gold embroidery had taken leave of absence in some places, and in others showed more fray of silk than gleam of yellow glory; and the four stars fastened on the left breast wanted a little plate-powder sadly.

    Springhaven

  • Alison's got a puppy, and Michael's been eating plate-powder.

    Captain Jim

  • And then her mind flew back to her history and extraction, to her father -- perhaps at that moment inventing a private plate-powder in an underground pantry -- and with a groan at her inconsistency in being ashamed of the ass, she said in her heart, 'My God, what a thing am I!'

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Because, I told him, if any of the plate-powder happened to be left in the cracks, if it was rouge it gave a good effect; but if it was a white preparation, it looked dirty and bad.

    Begumbagh A Tale of the Indian Mutiny

  • Its beauty, like his own, had suffered in the cause of duty; the gold embroidery had taken leave of absence in some places, and in others showed more fray of silk than gleam of yellow glory; and the four stars fastened on the left breast wanted a little plate-powder sadly.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • Hartshorn, we may observe, is one of the best possible ingredients for plate-powder in daily use.

    The Book of Household Management

  • The metallic parts, when white, should be cleaned by a soft brush and plate-powder; the copper and brass parts burnished with rottenstone-powder and oil, — steel with emery-powder; both made into a paste with a little oil.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Hartshorn, we may observe, is one of the best possible ingredients for plate-powder in daily use.

    The Book of Household Management

  • The metallic parts, when white, should be cleaned by a soft brush and plate-powder; the copper and brass parts burnished with rottenstone-powder and oil, — steel with emery-powder; both made into a paste with a little oil.

    The Book of Household Management

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