kalsomine
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]

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  • Kalsomine — Kal so*mine, n. & v. t. Same as {Calcimine}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kalsomine — [kal′sə mīn΄, kal′səmin] n., vt. kalsomined, kalsomining alt. sp. of CALCIMINE …   English World dictionary

  • kalsomine — 1. noun Whitewash, an inexpensive form of white paint that is simple to compound and is used on wooden surfaces such as picket fences or park benches as well as plaster surfaces. , 1884: When the policeman tried to take Gunn into custody he… …   Wiktionary

  • kalsomine — /ˈkælsəmaɪn / (say kalsuhmuyn) noun 1. a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc. –verb (t) (kalsomined, kalsomining) 2. to wash or cover with kalsomine. Also, calcimine. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • kalsomine — /kal seuh muyn , min/, n., v.t., kalsomined, kalsomining. calcimine. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • kalsomine — variant of calcimine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kalsomine® — …   Useful english 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 — 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

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