To dye in the wool
Dye Dye (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dyeing}.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. de['a]gian.] To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs. [1913 Webster]

Cloth to be dyed of divers colors. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

The soul is dyed by its thoughts. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

{To dye in the grain}, {To dye in the wool} (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly. [1913 Webster]

He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool. --Hawthorne.

Syn: See {Stain}. [1913 Webster]


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