Definition of bone black in English:

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bone black


Fine charcoal made by burning animal bones in a closed container, used as a pigment and in the refining of sugar.
Example sentences
  • By using different black pigments - oxides, ivory and bone blacks - and by adjusting the ratio of pigment to medium, he achieved a surprising diversity of coloration and effect.
  • The presence of bone black has been detected only once in the black marble tiles of Vermeer's ‘Music Lesson’.
  • Gamblin Van Dyke Brown is a warm black, which is completely lightfast, made from bone black and iron oxide.

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