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whitewash,

white fluid commonly used as an inexpensive, impermanent coating for walls, fences, stables, and other exterior structures. It varies in composition, being generally a mixture of lime (quicklime), water, flour, salt, glue, and whitingwhiting,
white, powdery substance, prepared by grinding chalk or some other source of calcium carbonate. When mixed with linseed oil it forms putty, and with water and several other substances it constitutes whitewash.
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, with other ingredients such as molasses, water glass, or soap sometimes added. Mixed with size and colored, whitewash is occasionally used on interiors as calcimine.

whitewash

[′wīt‚wäsh]
(materials)
A simple mixture of hydrated lime and water, used mostly for painting fences and outbuildings; common whitewash is not water-resistant and rubs off easily.

whitewash

An impermanent coating applied with a brush on walls to give them a white appearance; usually a mixture of hydrated lime and water; once typically consisted of a mixture of ground-up chalk (whiting), lime, flour, glue, and water, sometimes with addition of tallow or soap.

whitewash

a substance used for whitening walls and other surfaces, consisting of a suspension of lime or whiting in water, often with other substances, such as size, added
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