brilliantine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brilliantine a pomade to make the hair manageable and lustrous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brilliantine A dress fabric having a glossy finish on both sides, resembling alpaca but of superior quality.
    • Brilliantine An oily composition used to make the hair manageable and glossy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brilliantine A dress-goods for women's wear, similar to alpaca, but superior to it in richness of material and finish.
    • n brilliantine A name freely and generally employed to designate toilet preparations of variable composition for the face or bair.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. brillantine,. See lst Brilliant

Usage

In literature:

His black mustache and imperial were waxed and brilliantined.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
Limewash or brilliantine, Sir?...
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 19, 1892" by Various
It suggested the most brilliant of brilliantine.
"Olympian Nights" by John Kendrick Bangs
He pushed aside the blue glass powder-box, the vial of brilliantine and the brushes.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
There should be about this individual a general atmosphere of brilliantine, clothes and jewelry.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Mohair brilliantine is used for dress goods.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Sylvia followed the brilliantine up a narrow staircase.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
She had rubbed brilliantine in to give it the approved gloss.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
The man had brilliantine on his hair and moustache, and the latter had been dressed with curling irons!
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
The admirable Mirabeau, true Frenchman that he was, had performed wonders with pomades and oils and the glossy brilliantine.
"The City of Masks" by George Barr McCutcheon
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