Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Dyeing) The process of giving an orange color to goods formed of animal tissue, as silk or wool, not by coloring matter, but by producing a certain change in the fiber by the action of dilute nitric acid.

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  • noun The use of dilute nitric acid to give an orange colour to goods formed of animal tissue, such as silk or wool.

Etymologies

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mandarin +‎ -ing

Examples

  • As we neared, all hats were off, and three cheers -- or at least as many as we could wedge in during the time the cortège took to sweep past us -- were given, our band consisting of three brandy-faced musicians, striking up _God save the King_ -- a compliment which Her Majesty acknowledged by a little mandarining; and before the majority of the passengers had recovered from the astonishment produced by meeting a live Queen on the Thames, the whole fleet had shot out of sight.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

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