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: trimming, ornamentation
: lusterless finish of metal or glass : mat
: a white finish produced on glass (as by etching)
: the lightening (as by chemicals) of small strands of hair throughout the entire head to produce a two-tone effect — compare streaking
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1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: a sweet, creamy mixture that is used to cover cakes
: a dull surface on metal or glass
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: a dull finish on glass
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