White"ness (?), n. [AS. hwitness.]

1.

The quality or state of being white; white color, or freedom from darkness or obscurity on the surface.

Chaucer.

2.

Want of a sanguineous tinge; paleness; as from terror, grief, etc.

"The whiteness in thy cheek."

Shak.

3.

Freedom from stain or blemish; purity; cleanness.

He had kept The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. Byron.

4.

Nakedness.

[Obs.]

Chapman.

5. Zool.

A flock of swans.

 

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