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Talc   /tælk/   Listen
Talc

noun
1.
A fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder.  Synonym: talcum.



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"Talc" Quotes from Famous Books



... fine specimens of Talc brought from Nepal as a medicine; but I have no information concerning the place ...
— An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal • Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

... more false than the idle traditions taught by ranting parents to their offspring—the Bible travestied into a nursery talc—heaven transformed into a pretty pleasure-house—and hell and its horrors brought as bugbears to frighten children in the dark. Do you think I would have my child turned into a baby saint, to patter glibly over parrot prayers, exchange pet sweetmeats ...
— Olive - A Novel • Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

... petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Talc" :   soap-rock, talcum powder, mineral, powder, French chalk, soaprock, soapstone, rensselaerite, steatite



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