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the claw of a bird of prey
1. a very fine resinous powder, esp of cuttlefish bone, formerly used to dry ink or sprinkled over parchment or unsized writing paper to stop the ink from running
2. a fine powder, esp of charcoal, that is tapped through perforations in paper corresponding to the main lines of a design in order to transfer the design to another surface
A fine colored powder, used to transfer mural designs to a wall surface; the design has been stenciled into heavy paper with a pounce wheel.
Pumice in the form of a very fine powder, used for preparing parchment and tracing cloth.