kalsomine(redirected from calcimining)
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Variant of calcimine.
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(Dyeing) a variant of calcimine
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Past participle: kalsomined
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A thin whitewash composed primarily of Paris white and water. It was sometimes used instead of the more expensive paint to cover walls and fences, and was said to prevent mites when painted on the inside of chicken houses.
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