pipeclay definition

  • noun:
    • catlinite
    • A white clay ideal for making pipes, also employed for whitening leatherwork, especially by soldiers.
    • good white clay used in making cigarette pipelines and pottery as well as in whitening leather-based
  • verb:
    • To whiten by application of pipeclay.
    • To clear off.
    • whiten or clean with pipe-clay
  • others:
    • A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white shade, -- used in making cigarette pipelines and differing forms of earthenware, in scouring fabric, and in cleaning troops' tools.
    • To whiten with pipe-clay.
    • To blot down or wipe off; square or settle: Said of accounts.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To whiten or clean with pipe-clay, as a soldier's accouterments.
    • To clear down.

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