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Verb1.pipe-clay - whiten or clean with pipe-clay; "pipe-clay leather"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
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References in classic literature ?
Adam Smith and Malthus, two younger Gradgrinds, were out at lecture in custody; and little Jane, after manufacturing a good deal of moist pipe-clay on her face with slate-pencil and tears, had fallen asleep over vulgar fractions.
Two females, of a dejected appearance, watched by its side, plaintively chanting and beating the air with large grass fans whitened with pipe-clay. In the dwelling-house adjoining a numerous company we assembled, and various articles of food were being prepared for consumption.
His squaddies find the dye runs from their tunics, the pipe-clay turns into sodden porridge on their belts, and footwear rots as they march through snake-infested river-beds.