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Rust of copper, or an acetate of copper, formed by the combination of an acid with copper.

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Rust of copper, or an acetate of copper, formed by the combination of an acid with copper.

VER'DI-GRIS, n. [Fr. verd and gris; green-gray.]

Disacetate of copper. In an impure state, it is much use as a green pigment. In a pure state, it is employed in medicine.

  1. A green poisonous substance used as a pigment and drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several basic copper acetates.
  2. To cover, or coat, with verdigris.

    [R.] "An old verdigrised brass bugle." Hawthorne.
  3. The green rust formed on copper.


    * This rust is a carbonate of copper, and should not be confounded with true verdigris. U. S. Disp.

    Blue verdigris (Chem.), a verdigris having a blue color, used a pigment, etc. -- Distilled verdigris (Old Chem.), an acid copper acetate; -- so called because the acetic acid used in making it was obtained from distilled vinegar. -- Verdigris green, clear bluish green, the color of verdigris.

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Rust of copper, or an acetate of copper, formed by the combination of an acid with copper.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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AQUATINT'A, n. [aqua, water. See tincture.]

A method of etching on copper, by which a beautiful effect is produced, resembling a fine drawing in water colors or Indian ink. This is performed with a powder of asphalt and fine transparent rosin sifted on the plate, which is a little greased; the loose powder being shaken off, the plate is heated over a chafing dish; and when cool, the light places on the plate are covered with a hair pencil, dipped in turpentine varnish mixed with ivory black. A rim is then raised with bees wax, and reduced nitrous acid is poured on, and suffered to stand five minutes; then poured off, and the plate dried. This process with the pencil and the aqua fortis is to be repeated till the darkest shades are produced.

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