Flake white
White White, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under {Color}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

Finely attired in a of white. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot. [1913 Webster]

'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men. [1913 Webster]

5. A white pigment; as, Venice white. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to {Pieris}, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See {Cabbage butterfly}, under {Cabbage}. [1913 Webster]

{Black and white}. See under {Black}.

{Flake white}, {Paris white}, etc. See under {Flack}, {Paris}, etc.

{White of a seed} (Bot.), the albumen. See {Albumen}, 2.

{White of egg}, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar, with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it contains. --Parr.

{White of the eye} (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Flake white — Flake Flake (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. {Flag} a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flake-white — flakeˈ white noun The purest white lead for painting, made in the form of scales or plates • • • Main Entry: ↑flake …   Useful english dictionary

  • flake white — noun Etymology: flake (II) : white lead selected for whiteness and fine texture especially for artists use * * * flake white, a pigment made from the flakes or scales of pure white lead. * * * n. a pure white pigment made from flakes of white… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flake white. — See lead white. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • flake white — /fleɪk ˈwaɪt/ (say flayk wuyt) noun a pigment made from pure white lead …   Australian English dictionary

  • flake white. — See lead white. [1650 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flake — (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. {Flag} a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake knife — Flake Flake (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. {Flag} a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flake stand — Flake Flake (fl[=a]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, Sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, Dan. flage snowflake. Cf. {Flag} a flat stone.] 1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White — White, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under {Color}, n., 1. [1913 Webster] Finely attired …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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