- a fine black pigment made by calcining ivory.
Origin of ivory black
First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for ivory black
From the stones or kernels of peaches, cherries, and other similar fruits, treated as for ivory-black.
If black sealing-wax is required, lamp-black or ivory-black is stirred in.The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing
Ivory-black is mixed with the gum to produce a black colour; and cinnabar or vermilion, to render the paste either brown or red.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Ivory-black or bone-black are superior to lampblack, but the latter will do very well for most purposes.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
As the last; but adding with the ivory-black, &c., 14 to 28 lbs.
- a black pigment obtained by grinding charred scraps of ivory in oil
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