from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ormolu.
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- n. Powdered stannic sulfide (SnS2) used as a pigment in gilding
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called also bronze powder.
- n. See under Mosaic.
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- n. a yellow pigment sometimes suspended in lacquer
From its use in making mosaics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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