The Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products: M, N (väriin liittyvät sanat)

The Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing and Technical Terms: with a Definition of the Moneys, Weights, and Measures, of All Countries, Reduced to the British Standard.

By P. L. Simmonds, F.R.G.S., F.S.S., author of "The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom," "Waste products and Undeveloped Substances," "The Curiosities of Food," etc., etc.

A New Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

London: George Routledge and Sons, the Broadway, Ludgate;
New York: 416, Broome Street.

the root of Rubia tinctoria, which enters largely into commerce, furnishing a fine scarlet colour to dyers and calico-printers.

a manufacturing name for a tolerably pure oxide of lead, the protoxide used by glass-makers.

a choice and valuable white resin obtained from the Pistacia lenticus, which forms the basis of a varnish for paper; a building cement made from Portland stone, sand, and a quantity of litharge.

a deep blue.

an Indian name for henna. See Henna.

a transparent mineral in flakes, largely used in America, and to some extent, in this country, for the opening of stoves, in order to affor a view of the fire. It is often confounded wih talc.

a kind of red lead obtained by exposing lead or its protoxdife to heat, till it is converted to a red oxide.

a chemical base used in calico-printing to fix the colours, such as alum; a liquid mixture, used in dyeing, which enables the colour to combine permanently with the fabric.

a Spanish name for the fustic-tree, Maclura tinctoria. See Fustic.

a bisulphuret of tin imported from germany under the name of bronze powder, used for ornamental work, especially paper-hangings; an alloy of equal proportions of copper and zinc. A common composition for trinkets, is 75 part gold, 25 parts copper, and a little silver.

inlaid patterns of pictures. There are several kinds of mosaic, but all of them consist in embedding fragments of different-coloured stones, gems, marbles, and even glass in a cement, so as to produce a fancy pattern, or the effect of a picture.

the commercial name for the iridescent shell of the pearl oyster and other molluscs.

the commercial name for the root of Rubia munjista, largely used for the same purposes as madder.

the handsome shell of a mollusc, many varieties of which are esteemed by collectors. Some species of Murex, and Purpua, yielded the Tyrian purple dye of the ancients.

Muscovite, Muscovy-glass,
a name for mica.

a buff-coloured cotton cloth, made in China from a species of yellowish cotton grown in the Nankin district.

a pigment prepared by calcining antimony and lead, with alum and salt. It was employed in oil-painting and also for porcelain and enamel, but is now superseded by chromate of lead.

Neb-neb, Nib-nib,
the pods of the Acacia Nilotica, which are used for tanning in Egypt.

Nicaragua wood,
an inferior kind of Brazilwood, the produce of Cæsalpinia echinata. used to dye a bright fugitive fancy red. It is also called peach-wood.

Nitrate of Lead,
crystallized nitric acid and oxide of lead, which is much employed in the chrome yellow style of calico-printing.

Nitrate of Silver,
nitric acid and silver, much used as an indelible ink for writing upon linen with a pen.

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the dried flower of Cedrela toona, used in India for dyeing yellow.

the root of Morinda umbellata, which affords a red dye.

a species of Russian madder.

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