malachite-green love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The natural hydrated bicarbonate of copper. Also called mountain-green.
  • noun A fine green color, like that of handsome specimens of malachite.
  • noun One of the modern artificial dyes, a salt of tetnamethyl-paradiamido-triphenylcarbinol: used in dying silk, wool, and cotton. Also called benzaldehyde green, solid green, and Victoria green.


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  • Reiter and Price note that, overall, the malachite-green elements have retained their color the least well, and they conjecture that this was due to the larger size of the coloring particles needed to create the jade-green shade. 6 Problems created by the choice of binder and medium and by the ability of the coloring material to adhere to the substrate are particularly apparent here.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe 2006

  • Inside, the building was even more splendid than the outside, with wonderful, brilliantly-colored wall paintings of Jousters on their dragons flying above chariots, being led by the Great King Hamunshet, wearing the blue war crown, and mounted on his own malachite-green dragon, driving against the barbarians that had thought to hold Tia.

    Joust Lackey, Mercedes 2003


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