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coloring-matter

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  • The seed of the nettle, mixed with fodder, gives gloss to the hair of animals; the root, mixed with salt, produces a beautiful yellow coloring-matter.

    Les Miserables

  • Their want of mental coloring-matter makes them sensitive to those impressions which stronger minds neglect or never feel at all.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • As the coloring-matter of archil is not precipitated by baryta and magnesia, but changed to a purple, the baryta method, recommended by Pasteur, Balard, and Wurtz, and the magnesia test, are useless.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • Let the coloring-matter represent the magnetism in the body charged, and we have the magnet illustrated in its polarization: the deep-red end is the positive pole, and the white or faintly-colored end is the negative pole.

    A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication

  • These cells do not contain either starch or the green coloring-matter, called chlorophyll, which exists in other plants.

    Among the Mushrooms A Guide For Beginners

  • This was to be a fine quality of flint-glass, and to it might be added coloring-matter of any desired tint; but in the choice and proportion of this lay one of the principal secrets of the art.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • It was caused by diatomaceae, minute algae, which under the microscope revealed delicate threads gathered in tiny bundles, and containing rings, like blood-disks, of that curious coloring-matter in tiny tubes.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • ` The cuttlefish 'has a remarkable qualify in this respect; but the coloring-matter which it produces is not used in the manufacture of ink.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • To other eyes the cold spotless thinly furnished interior might have suggested the shuttered mind of a maiden-lady who associates fresh air and sunlight with dust and discoloration; but it is the eye which supplies the coloring-matter, and Paulina's brimmed with the richest hues.

    "The Angel at the Grave."

  • To other eyes the cold spotless thinly-furnished interior might have suggested the shuttered mind of a maiden-lady who associates fresh air and sunlight with dust and discoloration; but it is the eye which supplies the coloring-matter, and Paulina's brimmed with the richest hues.

    Crucial Instances

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