flake white


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow,
      tallow, or fish. "Lottle flakes of scurf." --Addison.
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            Great flakes of ice encompassing our boat. --Evelyn.
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   2. A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter,
      darted from a fire; a flash.
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            With flakes of ruddy fire.            --Somerville.
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   3. (Bot.) A sort of carnation with only two colors in the
      flower, the petals having large stripes.
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   4. a person who behaves strangely; a flaky[2] person.
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   Flake knife (Arch[ae]ol.), a cutting instrument used by
      savage tribes, made of a flake or chip of hard stone.
      --Tylor.

   Flake stand, the cooling tub or vessel of a still worm.
      --Knight.

   Flake white. (Paint.)
      (a) The purest white lead, in the form of flakes or
          scales.
      (b) The trisnitrate of bismuth. --Ure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

White \White\, n.
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   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.
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            Finely attired in a of white.         --Shak.
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   2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or
      nearly so; as, the white of the eye.
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   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.
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            'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white.
                                                  --Shak.
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   4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or
      Caucasian, races of men.
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   5. A white pigment; as, Venice white.
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   6. (Zool.) 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.
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   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.
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