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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior quality of madder, consisting of the refuse sifted or winnowed out in the preparation of the finer qualities.


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  • The lowest grade of madder, obtained by grinding the loose fibers and fragments detached from the root during threshing.

    August 6, 2008