Smalt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Smalt A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various arts. It is a vitreous substance made of cobalt, potash, and calcined quartz fused, and reduced to a powder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smalt Common glass tinged of a fine deep blue by the protoxid of cobalt. When reduced to an impalpable powder it is employed as a pigment in painting, and in printing upon earthenware, and to give a blue tint to writing-paper, linen, etc. Also called enamel-blue, Eschel blue, royal blue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smalt smawlt glass melted, tinged blue by cobalt, and pulverised when cold
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. smalto, LL. smaltum,; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. smalz, grease, butter, G. schmalz, grease, OHG. smelzan, to melt, G. schmelzen,. See Smelt (v. t.), and cf. Amel Enamel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. smaltum—Old High Ger. smalzjan (Ger. schmelzen), to melt.

Usage

In literature:

Fekaee, or smalte, fekaee.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
GREEN SOAP is a mixture of palm oil soap and curd soap, to which is added powdered smalt ground with water.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
In powdered form such glass is sometimes used as a pigment called smalt.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The dark velvet-purple-looking spot seen in geraniums is obtained from mixing the cake smalt with a little bright crimson powder.
"The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling" by Emma Peachey
Mahogany; Rosewood; Black Walnut; Staining; Granite; Brown Stone; Portland Stone; Smalting; Flockings; Marbling.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Starch is used along with smalt, or stone-blue, to stiffen and clear linen.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Lower sectorial with a smalt narrow heel and distinct inner tubercle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Ultimately the goods are mill-washed, blued with smalt and dried.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The smalt is usually composed of one part of calcined cobalt, fused with two parts of powder of flint and one of pot-ash.
"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley
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