Marking
Marking Mark"ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage. [1913 Webster]

{Marking ink}, indelible ink, because used in marking linen.

{Marking nut} (Bot.), the nut of the {Semecarpus Anacardium}, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism. [1913 Webster]


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