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In some cases the mordant is added to the dye liquid; in others the material is previously treated with it before being colored.
PHILIPPINE MATSHUGO H. MILLER
Lime is sometimes used as a mordant but the straws are usually first treated with kolis leaves.
PHILIPPINE MATSHUGO H. MILLER
The king sent him back the picture, mordant epigrams appeared in the journals, and Reynolds scoffed at him in his Discourses.
His mordant reply to the questioning pay-clerk was: "Yes, I am a mason."
The first act seemed gay and lively, with a sort of mordant raillery in it with which the audience was unfamiliar.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
The unfortunate campaign of 1812 inspired more than one of M. de Talleyrand's most mordant sayings.
Allow the steaming mordant to remain in contact with the film two minutes.
Few of the natural dyestuffs attach themselves permanently without use of a mordant.
TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
Dryers are not mentioned by Cennino, excepting verderame (verdigris,) and that as a mordant.
Cennino recommends garlic pounded to a juice, and cleared, as a mordant.

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