from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coal-tar color prepared by treating spirit-blue (see spirit-blue, 2) with methyl chlorid. It is used to dye lightblue tints on silk, and possesses a purer tone than spirit-blue.


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  • The preparations included specimens of choleraic dejections dried on covering glasses, stained with fuchsin or methyl-blue, and examined with oil immersion, one-twelfth, and Abbe's condenser; also sections of intestine preserved in absolute alcohol, and stained with methyl-blue.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884


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