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 Clear as Crystal. Clear as Mud.Clear Day (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clear-coat.
 
A mixture of size, alum, and whitening, for sizing walls. To cover over whatever might show through the coat of colour or paper to be put on it, also to make them stick or adhere more firmly.   1
 


 Clear as Crystal. Clear as Mud.Clear Day (A). 

 
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