from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as soluble blue (which see, under blue).


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  • Blonde, fine toilet-soap is used; the blonde is soaped over very slightly, and washed in water in which a little fig-blue is dissolved, rubbing it very gently; when clean, dry it.

    The Book of Household Management

  • When taken out, it should again be rinsed, first in clean hot water, and then in abundance of cold water slightly tinged with fig-blue, and again wrung dry.

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  • a sponge charged with water in which some gum-dragon and fig-blue have been dissolved, to give it a proper consistence.

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