ethiops


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ethiops

(ˈiːθɪɒps)
n
(Elements & Compounds) chem obsolete a dark-coloured chemical compound
References in classic literature ?
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
Newman, "'And wash the Ethiop white': Femininity and .
For a further discussion of the importance of miscegenation in the play see Newman, "And wash the Ethiop white.
Lysander, under the influence of Puck's mischief, reviles dark Hermia as "an Ethiop," a "tawny Tartar," and Hermia in her turn traduces tall Helena as a "painted maypole" around which both young men dance attendance (3.