Found 2 items, similar to Cold cream.
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Definition: cold cream
n : a cream used cosmetically (mostly by women) for softening
and cleaning the skin [syn: coldcream
, face cream
, vanishing cream
English → English
Definition: Cold cream
(kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema
cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin
to cremare to burn.]
1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when
the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the
surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is
2. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the
3. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from
cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream.
4. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation.
In vain she tries her paste and creams,
To smooth her skin or hide its seams. --Goldsmith.
5. The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence;
as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a
collection of books or pictures.
Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant.
, a preparation of gelatin, cream, sugar, and
eggs, whipped; -- to be eaten cold.
, an ointment made of white wax, almond oil, rose
water, and borax, and used as a salve for the hands and
, a kind of cheese made from curd from which
the cream has not been taken off, or to which cream has
, an instrument to test milk, being usually a
graduated glass tube in which the milk is placed for the
cream to rise.
, the Brazil nut.
Cream of lime
(a) A scum of calcium carbonate which forms on a solution
of milk of lime from the carbon dioxide of the air.
(b) A thick creamy emulsion of lime in water.
Cream of tartar
(Chem.), purified tartar or argol; so
called because of the crust of crystals which forms on the
surface of the liquor in the process of purification by
recrystallization. It is a white crystalline substance,
with a gritty acid taste, and is used very largely as an
ingredient of baking powders; -- called also potassium bitartrate
, acid potassium tartrate
(k[=o]ld), a. [Compar. Colder
.] [OE. cold, cald, AS. cald, ceald; akin to OS.
kald, D. koud, G. kalt, Icel. kaldr, Dan. kold, Sw. kall,
Goth. kalds, L. gelu frost, gelare to freeze. Orig. p. p. of
AS. calan to be cold, Icel. kala to freeze. Cf. Cool
1. Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or
hot; gelid; frigid. “The snowy top of cold Olympis.”
2. Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the
absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
3. Not pungent or acrid. “Cold plants.”
4. Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion;
spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
A cold and unconcerned spectator. --T. Burnet.
No cold relation is a zealous citizen. --Burke.
5. Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory. “Cold news for
me.” “Cold comfort.”
6. Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the
better part of life in! --B. Jonson.
The jest grows cold . . . when in comes on in a
second scene. --Addison.
7. Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but
feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
8. Not sensitive; not acute.
Smell this business with a sense as cold
As is a dead man's nose. --Shak.
9. Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object,
of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
10. (Paint.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm
. See under Abscess
See under Blast
, n., 2.
. See under Blood
, n., 8.
, an ague fit. --Wright.
, a chisel of peculiar strength and hardness,
for cutting cold metal. --Weale.
. See under Cream
. See Cole slaw
In cold blood
, without excitement or passion; deliberately.
He was slain in cold blood after the fight was over.
To give one the cold shoulder
, to treat one with neglect.
Syn: Gelid; bleak; frigid; chill; indifferent; unconcerned;
passionless; reserved; unfeeling; stoical.