South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, blink shiny, glossy + klip stone.
1.noncount.Micaceous iron ore, formerly used (in powdered form) by certain African peoples as a cosmetic.
1827G. ThompsonTrav. 226Hundreds of pack-oxen were continually moving off to the westward, loaded with the most valuable effects of the inhabitants..red paint-stone, powder of the blink-klip, corn, carosses, &c.
1835A. SmithDiary (1940) II. 27When the corn is young they will not kill elephants; they think the corn will burn up. They cannot go and get red clay or blink klip before harvest.
1893T. ReunertDiamonds & Gold 6The attention of everyone in that neighbourhood was turned to seeking blink klippe..and during the following year several diamonds were picked up on the banks of the Vaal.
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