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Zarnich

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Za'rnich. n.s. Zarnich is a solid substance in which orpiment is frequently found; and it approaches to the nature of orpiment, but without its lustre and foliated texture. The common kinds of zarnich are green and yellow; and to this we owe the distinction of orpiment into these colours, though there is no such substance as green orpiment. Zarnich contains a large quantity of arsenick in it. Hill's Materia Medica.

Sources: Hill, John (29)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Zarnich." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 20, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1540.


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