Archil



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It is sufficient here to point out how white silks are passed through the archil bath.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

The manufacture of archil was for centuries carried on in wooden troughs.
The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer Alexander Paul

archil is perhaps too much used in some cloth factories of England, to the discredit of our dyes.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

Instead of extract of archil, fast red or bordeaux may be employed.
The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer Alexander Paul

archil, r′kil, n. a colouring substance obtained from various species of lichens.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

A less fast color is obtained with archil, indigo carmine and picric acid.
The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer Alexander Paul

Since more solid dyes of the same shade have been invented, the archil has gone much into disuse.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

A rose colour is given by tincture of archil; and yellow, by tincture of turmeric or annotta.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Hydrochloric acid turns ammoniacal cochineal pink, but merely discolours the red made from archil.
The Decoration of Leather Georges de Rcy

Roccella, rok-sel′a, n. a genus of parmeliaceous lichens, yielding dyers’ archil or orchil.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various

noun
a variant spelling of orchil

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