Sentence Examples


  • - Of these the most important are such as yield, by maceration in ammonia, the dyes known in commerce as archil, cudbear and litmus.
  • Other industries of a desultory character include the collection of archil, or Spanish moss, on the western side of the Californian peninsula, hunting herons for their plumes and alligators for their skins, honey extraction (commonly wild honey), and the gathering of cochineal and ni-in insects.
  • Parmelia tinctorum, Sticta argyracea), are rich in colouring matter, and, if obtained in sufficient quantity, would yield a dye in every way equal to archil.
  • Oxidation of the ammoniacal solution gives orcein, C28H24N207, the chief constituent of the natural dye archil.