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[dos-uh l]
noun Engraving.
  1. a cloth roll for removing excess ink from a plate before printing.
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Origin of dossil

1250–1300; Middle English dosil < Middle French < Medieval Latin duciculus, equivalent to Latin duci- (stem of dux) leader + -culus -cule1
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Historical Examples

  • The foil is applied by means of a dossil of cotton wool, and when the mordant has become hard, the foil is polished with the same.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • When the size has become perfectly hard, the superfluous gold leaf is brushed off with a dossil of cotton wool or fine linen.