Mandarining Man`da*rin"ing, n. (Dyeing) The process of giving an orange color to goods formed of animal tissue, as silk or wool, not by coloring matter, but by producing a certain change in the fiber by the action of dilute nitric acid. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

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  • mandarining — ˈmandarining, vbl. n. [f. mandarin2 + ing1.] The process of giving an orange colour to silk or wool by the action of nitric acid. 1852–4 Cycl. Usef. Arts (ed. Tomlinson 1866) I. 531/2 …   Useful english dictionary

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