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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dibasic cupric acetate or common blue verdigris as used to spray plants as an insecticide. The name is also applied to normal cupric acetate.


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  • One entry might explain how to repeat Newton's experiments with prisms; others might describe materials and techniques needed to produce certain colors, such as ultramarine reference, verdet, or carmine. 16 Descriptions of such processes as painting or enameling might also include ingredient lists and production details.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Metallic colors — for example, ceruse, lead white, verdet — have no odor by themselves.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe


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