putty powder


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Putty \Put"ty\, n. [F. pot['e]e, fr. pot pot; what was formerly
   called putty being a substance resembling what is now called
   putty powder, and in part made of the metal of old pots. See
   Pot.]
   1. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or
      soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied
      beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in
      fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for
      similar purposes.
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   2. (Golf) A ball made of composition and not gutta percha.
      [Colloq.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   Putty powder, an oxide of tin, or of tin and lead in
      various proportions, much used in polishing glass, metal,
      precious stones, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stannic \Stan"nic\ (-n[i^]k), a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F.
   stannique.] (Chem.)
   Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin;
   specifically, designating those compounds in which the
   element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous
   compounds.
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   Stannic acid.
   (a) A hypothetical substance, Sn(OH)4, analogous to silicic
       acid, and called also normal stannic acid.
   (b) Metastannic acid.

   Stannic chloride, a thin, colorless, fuming liquid,
      SnCl4, used as a mordant in calico printing and dyeing;
      -- formerly called spirit of tin, or {fuming liquor of
      Libavius}.

   Stannic oxide, tin oxide, SnO2, produced artificially as
      a white amorphous powder, and occurring naturally in the
      mineral cassiterite. It is used in the manufacture of
      white enamels, and, under the name of putty powder, for
      polishing glass, etc.
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