Definition of Powder compact

1. Noun. A small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse.

Exact synonyms: Compact
Generic synonyms: Case

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powder Compact

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powder and shot
powder blue
powder blues
powder cap
powder caps
powder compact (current term)
powder flask
powder horn
powder hoy
powder keg
powder kegs
powder magazine
powder metallurgy
powder method
powder monkey
powder monkeys
powder one's nose
powder photography
powder puff
powder puffs

Literary usage of Powder compact

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1. Galvanoplastic Manipulations: A Practical Guide for the Gold and Silver by William Henry Wahl, Alfred Roseleur (1883)
"... and the silver |>owder is dried, care is required in this operation to avoid contact with hard bodies which may render the powder compact, and produce a ..."

2. Galvanoplastic Manipulations: A Practical Guide for the Gold and Silver by Alfred Roseleur (1872)
"... which may render the powder compact and produce a sort of cohesion of the molecules which is injurious for the further graining. ..."

3. Practical Lessons in Science by Josiah Thomas Scovell (1894)
"This not only makes the powder compact, but it seems to have less capacity for absorbing moisture. ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"When prepared in the wet way, it is a gray powder. Compact rhodium is insoluble in all acids. Even in aqua regia, it dissolves only when alloyed with ..."

5. Standard Reference Materials: Handbook for SRM Users by John K. Taylor (1997)
"... RE, Standard Reference Materials: Homogeneity Characterization of NBS Spectrometric Standards III: White Cast Iron and Stainless Steel powder compact, ..."

6. Berlinby Jack Altman by Jack Altman (2000)
"... to its bomb- smashed spire as the "broken tooth", and the newer hexagonal belltower and octagonal chapel as the "lipstick" and "powder compact". ..."

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