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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In calico-printing, a liquor or solution of olein-oil and perhaps other constituents, with which the cloth is prepared, or padded, after bleaching and before printing. In the madder style of printing, an oil solution is used after dyeing and before steaming.


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