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dye in the wool

To stain wool fibers with dye before they are spun into thread, thus making the coloration more permanent. This phrase has led to the idiomatic modifier "dyed-in-the-wool," meaning permanent and or firmly established, such as one's opinions. All of our products are handmade, and we always dye in the wool to ensure that your clothing's color remains vibrant for years to come.
See also: dye, wool

how-d'ye-do

1. An informal, colloquial greeting (a contraction of "how do you do?"). Well hey, Bob, how-d'ye-do? Been a long time since I've seen you around here!
2. An unfortunate, unpleasant, or awkward situation or circumstance; a troublesome or difficult state of affairs. (Often phrased as "a fine how-d'ye-do.") Well that's a fine how-d'ye-do. I'm on the job for just two days and I find out that the company is going bankrupt!

of the blackest dye

To the furthest degree or extent. If you are trying to get your poor mother to take the blame for you, you are really a criminal of the blackest dye!
See also: black, dye, of

of the deepest dye

Of the worst or most extreme type. On outskirts of the kingdom was a prison filled with criminals of the deepest dye.
See also: deep, dye, of

dyed-in-the-wool

Permanent and or firmly established, such as in one's opinions or beliefs. Good luck getting him to listen to your political views—he's a dyed-in-the-wool liberal.

dyed-in-the-wool

[of someone] permanent or extreme. My uncle was a dyed-in-the-wool farmer. He wouldn't change for anything. Sally is a dyed-in-the-wool socialist.

dyed-in-the-wool

COMMON You use dyed-in-the-wool to describe a supporter of a particular set of beliefs or a member of a particular group, meaning that their beliefs or feelings are very strong and will never change. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Labour man so he'll not get my vote. Mr Purves has made Hong Kong his home for the past 38 years but he remains a dyed-in-the-wool Scotsman. Michael is a dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist. Note: In medieval times, wool was often dyed before it was spun and woven. This meant that colour was more evenly distributed in the wool, and lasted longer.

dyed in the wool

(of a person) completely and permanently fixed in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate.
If yarn is dyed in the raw state, it produces a more even and permanent colour.
See also: dye, wool

of the deepest dye

Of the most extreme sort.
See also: deep, dye, of

dyed in the wool

Thoroughgoing, complete. The term, which dates from at least the sixteenth century, alludes to cloth made from wool that was dyed while raw (before it was spun) instead of being dyed piece by piece. The color therefore was “true” throughout, and this concept was transferred to other kinds of genuineness. “In half an hour he can come out an original democrat, dyed in the wool,” said Daniel Webster in a speech (Feb. 10, 1830). It has been a cliché since the early 1900s.
See also: dye, wool
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Keywords: Acid dyes, Wool dyeing, Substituted aryl amines, Substituted naphthalene sulfonic acids, MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy.
Among them, acid dyes are considered to be a logical choice because wool exhibit cationic character owing to the presence of inonizable amino groups as part of the main chain peptide bonds connecting the amino acid units together [6, 7].
The Agricultural Dyes Market can be segmented based on the production region, consumption region, type and application.
In various parts of the globe, the popularity of agricultural dyes is on the rise.
Ability of ts17 for decoloring Amaranth was checked at higher dye concentrations.
The preferable pH for the decolorization of Amaranth azo dye by ts17 strain was between pH 6.0-9.0, and with optimum pH of 7.0.
The dye containing these metals should not be disposed of in the water supply or sewers.
Each raw dye material will have slight variations used to make a dye bath.
Kinetics of dyeing process of blend polypropylene/polyester fibres with disperse dye. 72: 212-216.
Accessibility of acrylic fibre to basic dye. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 111: 189-193.
Optimization of important conditions such as dye concentration, pH and temperature for effective dye degradation by the consortia of potential isolates of Streptomyces for azo blue dye was carried out as per the protocol prescribed by Dave and Dave (2009).
Sintering of mesoporous films at high temperatures indeed minimizes film porosity and dye multilayer formation (Figure 4(a)), where the nanoplasmonic peak shifts of films sintered at varying temperatures show faster saturation for films sintered at higher temperatures.
(2014) conducted experiments with varying initial reactive blue dye 114 concentrations of 1 mg/L to 200 mg/L and observed decreased removal efficiency from 89% to 20%.
Toxicity assay (Albino mice assay): Female albino mice were used to evaluate in vivo acute oral toxicity of the dye extract of B.