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Examples from the Web for archil
The manufacture of archil was for centuries carried on in wooden troughs.
Instead of extract of archil, fast red or bordeaux may be employed.
The archil of commerce is met with as a liquid paste, or as a thin liquid dye or stain of more or less intensity.
Instead of archil, any red or orange azo dyestuff may be used, preferably bordeaux.
A less fast color is obtained with archil, indigo carmine and picric acid.
- a variant spelling of orchil
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