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

  • n. Powder for cleaning teeth.


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  • A big bonus of the toothpowder is that the radiant energy cleanses soft tissues where most adult dental problems with bad breath, gum disease and sinus originate.

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  • Vibracleanse measured to have a resonance in the ultrasonic high frequency range with the toothpowder generating the highest resonance.

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  • There was a balance of electrons to protons with a slight excess of protons in the toothpowder and slight excess of electrons in the mouthwash.

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  • Another alternative is an herbal toothpowder made from the following: equal parts powdered cinnamon bark, bayberry bark, oak bark, alum root and baking soda.


  • Pray send me some toothpowder and a tincture of Myrrhby Waite and &c.

    Byron's Letter to John Murray

  • There was a utility sink in one corner and above it a rack holding an empty jam jar, a toothbrush, toothpowder, safety razor and a bar of laundry soap.

    When the Bough Breaks

  • So soon as the bureau received information that some one of them had been wounded, its aid was offered him in whatever manner would best assure his comfort, while to the stricken alumni lying in the wards of the local hospitals, cigarettes, chocolates, socks, toothpowder, and magazines, were sent in as large quantities as its limited resources would allow.

    History of the University of Virginia, 1819-1919

  • Once let it start, and these towering cliffs will be defaced with toothpowder and intoxicating-liquor signs.


  • I went up into a small town in Western Ontario one day, and, being short of toothpowder, I went out to buy some.

    Imperial Postage

  • The kind that provides for a toothpowder box, and has numbered compartments for brushes, is best, though there is something to be said for the retention of such articles within the private domains of their individual owners.

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