red-lead putty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red-lead putty a cement resembling putty; made by mixing white and red lead in boiled linseed oil; used as luting on pipe fittings
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Usage

In literature:

Chips was there the whole afternoon on his knees, messing with putty and red-lead.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Chips was there the whole afternoon on his knees, messing with putty and red-lead.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
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