from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coloring matter obtained by extracting “madder-flowers” with wood-naphtha at a boiling temperature. It is no longer used.
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How far the sandy region extends I am unable to say, but Mr. Labohm, the chief forester, told me that in the Sampit River region northeast of here, and about twenty metres above the sea, he walked for two days on whitish sand, among rosaceae and azale, the forest being very thin.