pipeclay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pipe +‎ clay

Noun[edit]

pipeclay (countable and uncountable, plural pipeclays)

  1. catlinite

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Verb[edit]

pipeclay (third-person singular simple present pipeclays, present participle pipeclaying, simple past and past participle pipeclayed)

  1. To whiten by application of pipeclay.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter VII, p. 92, [1]
      The walls were lined with paper-bark, pipe-clayed and panelled with polished bloodwood.
  2. (slang, dated, Britain) To clear off.
    to pipeclay accounts