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- 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 acidto give an orangecolour to goodsformed of animal tissue, such as silkor wool.
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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.