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Synonyms for ceruse

a poisonous white pigment that contains lead

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Discussion of the Renaissance starts with the cinquecento, moving from celebrated manuals of manners and mores such as Baldassare Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier (1528) and Giovanni della Casa's Galateo (1558) to the splendour of the Elizabethan court, where the Queen's beauty hid a literally deadly secret: in those days the most widely used cosmetic was the highly poisonous Venetian ceruse, made by exposing lead plates to the vapours of vinegar.
It is not surprising then that during the Elizabethan era, a large majority of European women coated their skins with whitening products (powders, paints, whitening lotions/creams) containing such toxic compounds as ceruse, lye, and ammonia (Peiss, 1998; Williams, 1957).
The Bacillus ceruse MS6 a -amylase observed more activated by using Ca2+ and K+ similarly, P.
Ii va scrie la 10 zile dupa ce ceruse azil politic in Turcia, la data de 09.09.1988, cu dorinta de a emigra in SUA, tara tuturor posibilitatilor.
They use many times representations by Actors, which doe represent very well and to the life, the Actors having very good apparel and well ordered, and fitting as is requisite for the person hee representeth; and they that represent a Womans part, besides the apparel that is requisite for the part hee representeth, they are painted with Stibium and Ceruse....
She is 'gentle of face', but wears none of Rebecca's 'red' or 'ceruse' to paint her face (p.
] s'eveille un beau matin dans la pourpre drape, / Met du rouge et du blanc, met du fard, met du crime, / Met du pretre, et, superbe, en empereur se grime." Ou encore: "Oui, je hais votre ruse, / Vos mensonges, votre art, votre blanc de ceruse, / Le fard qu'effrontement aux crimes vous mettez" CEuvres poetiques 2: 256, 259.