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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lichen Roccella tinctoria. Same as archil, 2.


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  • Wool is dyed black with a mixture of gall-berry leaves and sumac berries; for red they use a moss which they find growing on the rocks, and which may be the lichen _Roccella tinctoria_ or dyer's-moss; also madder root, and sassafras bark.

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