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A type of clay used in fulling cloth and as an adsorbent.
- ‘A natural powdered clay is fuller's earth, which can be mixed into a paste with hot water.’
- ‘Best for oily skin types (Clay or fuller's earth mud is available in powder form at any health food store.)’
- ‘Fuller's earth deposits are widespread, but the fuller's earth near Bath, which gave rise to the term in the late eighteenth century, is no longer exploited.’
- ‘Deposits of fuller's earth are located in England, Japan and the USA.’
- ‘If oil or grease is spilled on porch or patio cement, apply an absorbent powder such as fuller's earth, cornmeal, or sawdust to absorb as much oil as possible immediately.’
- ‘The inert material can be talc, whiting or fuller's earth available from your local hardware store while the solvent will vary based on the type of stain.’
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