Meaning of pipe clay

pipe' clay"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a fine, white clay used for making tobacco pipes, whitening parts of military or other dress, etc.

pipe-clay

Pronunciation: (pīp'klā"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to whiten with pipe clay.
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