talcum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n talcum a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
    • n talcum a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Talcum (Min) Same as Talc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n talcum Talc; soapstone.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Billboards with crimson goddesses nine feet tall advertising cinema films, pipe tobacco, and talcum powder.
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder.
"Jerry of the Islands" by Jack London
He shone with prosperity and sunburn, she reeked of riches and talcum.
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I wanted a glass of iced tea, and some chicken salad, and talcum powder down my neck.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
There was the talcum powder.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
In Boston all the talcum powder available was purchased and thrown on people's hats and shoulders.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
A little talcum powder is all right.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
The ration, in its blue tin, like a box of shaving talcum, had been handed to each of the party in a chorus of shouting and laughter.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
She saw him coming and halted at the corner drug store to gaze demurely at a window display of gaily tinned talcum powder.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
If you can afford it, add a little powdered talcum.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
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In news:

Within the talc processing plant, talc mining equipments for example crusher, grinding mills are employed for talcum extraction course of action.
An alternative recipe for homemade silver polish starts with 2 tablespoons of powdered alum and ½ cup of talcum powder stirred into 1 cup of cold water.
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