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 for ceruse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ceruse \Ce"ruse\, n. [F. c['e]ruse, L. cerussa.]
     1. White lead, used as a pigment. See White lead, under
        White.
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     2. A cosmetic containing white lead.
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              To distinguish ceruse from natural bloom.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     3. (Min.) The native carbonate of lead.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ceruse
      n 1: a poisonous white pigment that contains lead [syn: white
           lead, ceruse, lead carbonate]

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