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pipeclay

Saltos de línea: pipe|clay
Pronunciación: /ˈpʌɪpkleɪ
 
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Definición de pipeclay en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A fine white clay, used especially for making tobacco pipes or for whitening leather.
Example sentences
  • Neither pipeclay nor blanco reacted well to rain, and many men who fought at Waterloo, where it rained heavily the night before the battle, had uniforms streaked with pipeclay.
  • A small pipeclay lion was found, with traces of brown glaze on the mane.

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[with object] Volver al principio  
Whiten (leather) with pipeclay.
Example sentences
  • The infantryman carried a substantial ammunition pouch, bayonet, water-bottle, and ‘snapsack’ for a day's rations suspended from broad cross-belts, usually made of buff leather and pipeclayed to inconvenient whiteness.
  • The dye also ran, but as long as your crossbelts were pipeclayed and hair powdered, who cared if you were dressed in a fetching shade of pink?
  • Well! it was a Saturday night, and I'd my baize apron on, and the tails of my bed-gown pinned together behind, down on my knees, pipeclaying the kitchen, when a knock comes to the back door.

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