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- v. Present participle of dye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process or art of fixing coloring matters permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation or practice of fixing colors in solution in textile and other porous substances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
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All in all, fabric dyeing is a fascinating process, and would proabably make a very interesting homeschool science project, since it involves complex chemical reactions.
The problem with dyeing is that if one really likes the colour, one has to maintain it, and that's about forty to fifty dollars every few months.
The hardest part of hand dyeing is cutting the fabric when it's done, especially if there is a nice swirly pattern that will disappear with cutting.
The word signifies such a worm as was used in dyeing scarlet or purple, whence some make it an allusion to his bloody sufferings.
I should get busy 'dyeing' - your results are fantastic!!
It’s one thing when you don’t tell mom who ate out the cookie jar but not to speak up about your friend dyeing is ridiculous.
Following on the mordanting operations comes the dyeing, which is carried out in the following manner.
After this the cotton is ready for dyeing, which is done by the method described in the last section.
Did the jury feel that some of the most damning evidence against Scott Peterson was his own erratic behavior, such as dyeing his hair, growing a beard, preparing to leave the country?
Of course, in speaking of this kind of dyeing, the renewal of old tints, it is with reference to the common prepared dyes which are for sale -- with directions -- by every druggist, and with a little knowledge of how these colours act upon each other one can produce very good effects.
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