putty powder
Stannic Stan"nic (-n[i^]k), a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F. stannique.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with {stannous} compounds. [1913 Webster]

{Stannic acid}. (a) A hypothetical substance, {Sn(OH)4}, analogous to silicic acid, and called also {normal stannic acid}. (b) Metastannic acid.

{Stannic chloride}, a thin, colorless, fuming liquid, {SnCl4}, used as a mordant in calico printing and dyeing; -- formerly called {spirit of tin}, or {fuming liquor of Libavius}.

{Stannic oxide}, tin oxide, {SnO2}, produced artificially as a white amorphous powder, and occurring naturally in the mineral cassiterite. It is used in the manufacture of white enamels, and, under the name of {putty powder}, for polishing glass, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Putty powder — Putty Put ty, n. [F. pot[ e]e, fr. pot pot; what was formerly called putty being a substance resembling what is now called putty powder, and in part made of the metal of old pots. See {Pot}.] 1. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putty powder — n. powdered oxide of tin, or of tin and lead, used for polishing glass or metals …   English World dictionary

  • putty powder — noun : a polishing material (as for glass or marble) containing chiefly stannic oxide called also jewelers putty * * * an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces. Also called putty, jeweler s putty. [1825… …   Useful english dictionary

  • putty-powder — puttˈy powder noun Stannic oxide (often with lead oxide) used for polishing glass • • • Main Entry: ↑putty …   Useful english dictionary

  • putty powder — an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces. Also called putty, jeweler s putty. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • putty powder — /ˈpʌti paʊdə/ (say putee powduh) noun stannic oxide used for glass polishing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Putty — Put ty, n. [F. pot[ e]e, fr. pot pot; what was formerly called putty being a substance resembling what is now called putty powder, and in part made of the metal of old pots. See {Pot}.] 1. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putty — [put′ē] n. [Fr potée, calcined tin, brass, lit., potful < pot, POT1] 1. a) a soft, plastic mixture of finely powdered chalk and linseed oil, used to secure glass panes, fill small cracks, etc. b) any substance like this in consistency, use,… …   English World dictionary

  • putty — putty1 /put ee/, n., pl. putties, v., puttied, puttying. n. 1. a compound of whiting and linseed oil, of a doughlike consistency when fresh, used to secure windowpanes, patch woodwork defects, etc. 2. any of various other compounds used for… …   Universalium

  • putty gloss — noun : a high polish imparted to stonework by a final polishing with putty powder …   Useful english dictionary

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