Part of speech: noun

A soft, greasy compound of magnesium and silica.

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Usage examples "talc":

  1. He pushed a great mound of talc- fine dust before him to cover up the cargo. - "Scrimshaw", William Fitzgerald Jenkins.
  2. Of my face he could see little, as I had on a thick motor- veil with a small triangular talc window, which Lady Kilmarny had given me as a present when I bade her good- bye. - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.
  3. Besides, if she's so particular about her gentlemen friends, she ought to be glad to have Geraldine all powdered up with violet talc. - "The Rosie World", Parker Fillmore.