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  • verb Present participle of stain.

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  • noun (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
  • noun the act of spotting or staining something


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  • Our comprehension of Peckitt's manuscript treatise on glass painting and staining is enhanced by the existence of objects that were probably colored using the techniques he describes in that work.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • I only want to mention that he had moreover already given a significant development to techniques in staining and microscopic investigation as well as in the field of experiment in his earliest work.

    Physiology or Medicine 1905 - Presentation Speech

  • Such revolutionary staining, which is still in use nowadays and is named after him (Golgi staining or Golgi impregnation) impregnates a limited number of neurons at random

    Life and Discoveries of Camillo Golgi

  • He threw them open to find a pale light of a color he could neither describe nor name staining the marble facades of the palazzi along the no.

    The Kaisho

  • But his position as the Duke of Castile's son forbids the notion of staining his own hands in blood.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • Having seized upon the idea of staining cheap material, she had carried it out in a set of low bookcases across the end and one side of the room.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • But I recoiled in horror from the idea of staining my hands with the blood of a little child -- yet I feared if I came near you -- if I saw your clinging affectionately to Vitangela -- if I heard you innocently and unconsciously mock me by calling me 'father!'

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

  • "The double image front and back of a scourged and crucified man, barely visible on the linen cloth of the Shroud of Turin, has many physical and chemical characteristics that are so particular that the staining, which is identical in all its facets, would be impossible to obtain today in a laboratory," the report says.

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  • Mrs. Mortimer noted her sparkling glances which took in everything, and went out of her way to show Saxon around, doing it under the guise of gleeful boastings, stating the costs of the different materials, explaining how she had done things with her own hands, such as staining the doors, weathering the bookcases, and putting together the big Mission Morris chair.


  • And "staining" vs. "non-staining", if you go back far enough I never worked with Pyrocatechol myself.

    Making Light: Open thread 135


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