(?), n. [AS. hwtness.] 1. The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface. Chaucer.
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2. Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc. "The whiteness in thy cheek." Shak.
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3. Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.
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He had kept
The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept.
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4. Nakedness. [Obs.] Chapman.
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5. (Zol.) A flock of swans.
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