pipe clay
noun Date: 1766 highly plastic grayish-white clay used especially in making tobacco pipes and for whitening leather

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pipe-clay — pipe clay; pipe clay·ey; pipe clay·ish; …   English syllables

  • Pipe clay — (kl[=a] ). A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white color, used in making tobacco pipes and various kinds of earthenware, in scouring cloth, and in cleansing soldiers equipments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipe-clay — [pīp′klā΄] vt. to whiten with pipe clay …   English World dictionary

  • pipe clay — n. a white, plastic clay used for making clay tobacco pipes or pottery, for whitening leather, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pipe clay — noun : highly plastic and fairly pure clay of a grayish white color used in making tobacco pipes, in calico printing, for marking and scouring, and for whitening leather called also ball clay * * * a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipe-clay — verb whiten or clean with pipe clay pipe clay leather • Hypernyms: ↑clean, ↑make clean • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipe-clay — /puyp klay /, v.t. to whiten with pipe clay. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • pipe clay — a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tobacco-pipe clay — Tobacco To*bac co, n. [Sp. tabaco, fr. the Indian tabaco the tube or pipe in which the Indians or Caribbees smoked this plant. Some derive the word from Tabaco, a province of Yucatan, where it was said to be first found by the Spaniards; others… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipe-clayey — pipe clay·ey …   English syllables

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