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- n. Rice which has had the brownish colored hull polished off leaving a white colored grain.
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- n. having husk or outer brown layers removed
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It was the same kind Father again, who made them for you, and made the camels and goats for Gemila and Jeannette; who made also the wild bees, and taught them to store their honey in the trees, for Manenko; who made the white rice grow and ripen for little Pen-se, and the sea birds and the seals for Agoonack.
Lily glanced into courtyards as they passed and saw the children coming out of tiny doors in their school uniforms: tunics and smiley-face masks of white rice paper.