Definition of Calcimine

1. Noun. A water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings.

Generic synonyms: Wash, Water-base Paint



2. Verb. Cover with calcimine. "Calcimine the walls"
Generic synonyms: Whitewash

Definition of Calcimine

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.

Definition of Calcimine

1. Noun. A form of whitewash made from zinc oxide, glue and water, used to coat plaster surfaces. ¹

2. Verb. To coat with this substance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calcimine

1. [v -MINED, -MINING, -MINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcimine

calcifiers
calcifies
calciform
calcifugal
calcifuge
calcifuges
calcifugous
calcify
calcifying
calcifying and keratinizing odontogenic cyst
calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour
calcifying odontogenic cyst
calcigenous
calcigerous
calcimedins
calcimine (current term)
calcimined
calciminer
calciminers
calcimines
calcimining
calcimycin
calcinable
calcinate
calcination
calcinations
calcinatories
calcinatory
calcine
calcined

Literary usage of Calcimine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Expert Calciminer: Containing Full Directions for Mixing and Applying by Albanis Ashmun Kelly (1912)
"Add a little color at a time, trying the calcimine for color now and then by wetting a piece of paper with it and holding it near the fire. ..."

2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"Painting New Plaster or Cement with Distemper-Colors or calcimine. All cracks and other imperfections are to be closed up with plaster or cement. ..."

3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"calcimine, kal'si mine, or cold water paint, has for its basis whiting ... calcimine must not be confused with whitewash, which is made from caustic lime. ..."

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