Calcimine
Calcimine \Cal"ci*mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Calcimined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Calcimining}.] To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls. [1913 Webster]

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  • calcimine — [kal′səmīn΄, kal′səmin] n. [< L calx: see CALCIUM] a white or tinted liquid of whiting or zinc white, glue, and water, used as a wash chiefly for plastered surfaces vt. calcimined, calcimining to coat with calcimine …   English World dictionary

  • Calcimine — Cal ci*mine, n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.] A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white or zinc white, and water. [Also spelt {kalsomine}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calcimine — I noun a water base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings • Hypernyms: ↑water base paint, ↑wash II verb cover with calcimine calcimine the walls • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcimine — noun Etymology: alteration of kalsomine, of unknown origin Date: circa 1859 a white or tinted wash of glue, whiting or zinc white, and water that is used especially on plastered surfaces • calcimine transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calcimine — calciminer, n. /kal seuh muyn , min/, n., v., calcimined, calcimining. n. 1. a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc. v.t. 2. to wash or cover with calcimine. Also, kalsomine. [1860 65; CALCI + (KALSO)MINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcimine — n. lime v. white wash, coat with lime or calcimine; plaster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcimine — cal•ci•mine or kalsomine [[t]ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, mɪn[/t]] n. v. mined, min•ing 1) bui a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc 2) bui to wash or cover with calcimine • Etymology: 1860–65; appar. calci + mine, of uncert. orig. cal′ci•min er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • calcimine — 1. noun A form of whitewash made from zinc oxide, glue and water, used to coat plaster surfaces. 2. verb To coat with this substance …   Wiktionary

  • calcimine — Synonyms and related words: apply paint, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, brush on paint, chalk, coat, color, complexion, cover, dab, daub, deep dye, dip, distemper, double dye, dye, emblazon, enamel, engild, face, fast dye, fresco, gild, glaze …   Moby Thesaurus

  • calcimine — cal·ci·mine …   English syllables

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