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blink klip, noun phrase

Plurals:
blink klippe /ˈbləŋˌkləpə/, blink klippers /ˈbləŋˌkləpərs/, /ˈbləŋˌkləpəz/.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, blink shiny, glossy + klip stone.
obs.
1. noncount. Micaceous iron ore, formerly used (in powdered form) by certain African peoples as a cosmetic.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 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.
1835 A. Smith Diary (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.
2. klip noun sense 2.
1893 T. Reunert Diamonds & 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.
1923 S. Afr.: Land of Outdoor Life (S.A.R. & H.) 82Another and remarkable discovery of diamonds was made...Some ‘blink klippe’ as the Boers called them, were found early in 1871.
Micaceous iron ore, formerly used (in powdered form) by certain African peoples as a cosmetic.
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