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Title: Indian red
Original Title: Rouge d'Inde
Volume and Page: Vol. 14 (1765), p. 402
Author: Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt (biography)
Translator: Abigail Wendler Bainbridge [West Dean College, bainbridge.abigail@gmail.com]
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Dyeing
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Citation (MLA): Jaucourt, Louis, chevalier de. "Indian red." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Abigail Wendler Bainbridge. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2013. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0003.009>. Trans. of "Rouge d'Inde," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 14. Paris, 1765.
Citation (Chicago): Jaucourt, Louis, chevalier de. "Indian red." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Abigail Wendler Bainbridge. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0003.009 (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]). Originally published as "Rouge d'Inde," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 14:402 (Paris, 1765).

Indian Red. Or Persian red, what one also calls, however improperly, English Red . It’s a red ochre, [1] somewhat friable and very rich in color, that, well-ground and reduced to impalpable powder, makes a handsome enough red. One mines this red from the island of Hormuz, in the Persian Gulf. Indian Red is scarcely used except by shoemakers, who use it to rouge the heels of shoes that they make, soaking it with egg white.

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1. Red iron oxide