Definition of Orpiments

1. Noun. (plural of orpiment) ¹



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Definition of Orpiments

1. orpiment [n] - See also: orpiment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orpiments

orpheite
orpheline
orphenadrine
orphenadrine citrate
orphenadrine hydrochloride
orpheus
orphic
orphical
orphically
orphism
orphisms
orphrey
orphreyed
orphreys
orpiment
orpiments (current term)
orpin
orpine
orpines
orpins
orra
orrach
orrachs
orreries
orrery
orrice
orrices
orris
orrises
orrisroot

Literary usage of Orpiments

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1. The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC by Royal Society (Great Britain)., John Lowthorp (1749)
"... which no Ore yields but Iron \ ib the orpiments are all Gold Ore. And by the Bye, fome Authors have ..."

2. The Philosophical Transactions ... Abridged by Royal Society (Great Britain), John Lowthorp, Henry Jones, Andrew Reid, John Gray, John Eames, John Martyn (1722)
"... which no Ore yields but Iron ; fo the orpiments are all Gold Ore. And by the bye, fome Authors have ..."

3. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1822)
"... care nothing for the schools j and disdain to learn by rote the technical babble about gusto, chiaro-oscuro, handling, tints and half tints, orpiments, ..."

4. The History of the Reign of George III, to the Termination of the Late War by Robert Bisset (1816)
"... and writings, during the first five years oí the »ui, rested their principal orpiments to prove, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"Coarse brown sugar, as a substitute for orpiments, is equally efficacious in decomposing the indigo, and rendering it soluble ; while it likewise serves all ..."

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