- a cloth roll for removing excess ink from a plate before printing.
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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Examples from the Web for dossil
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.
When the size has become perfectly hard, the superfluous gold leaf is brushed off with a dossil of cotton wool or fine linen.