Her pen is as mordant as her dog-whip.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
Few of the natural dyestuffs attach themselves permanently without use of a mordant.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
They say a mordant has been found to stay the flight of its lovely colours.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
A sequel there was, and my readers will agree, I think, that it has a mordant humor quite its own.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
Carmichael leaned back to look from one of these worthies to the other, and his spectacled eyes flamed with mordant scorn.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
The most common mordant is sulphat of alumine, or alum.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Your mordant pen tore them to tatters.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
It forms brown crystals which are readily soluble in hot water, and it dyes mordanted cotton a dark brown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Pour the mordant on to the film and warm cautiously over the flame till steam rises; keep the mordant gently steaming for one minute.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
That they were used both as mordants and alterants is evident from several references.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Set by some mordant of fancy,
And, spite of the wear and tear
Of time or distance or trouble,
Insists on its right to be there.
"An Ember Picture" by James Russell Lowell
(He could but thwart it with creative mace. . . .)
And now it rose about the heavenly Base,
Mordant at pillars rotten through and through
Of Matter's last, most firm abiding-place.
"The Abyss Triumphant" by Clark Ashton Smith
Weekend at Bernie's: East Texas Murder Mockumentary Makes For Amusingly Mordant Matinee.
In an uncharacteristically mordant disability doc, one thalidomide baby persuades 11 others to take off their clothes.
Of insects, mordants, and more.
Like a mordantly funny variation on "On Golden Pond," Bruce Graham's new play "The Outgoing Tide" wrests a surprising amount of humor from its dark tale of a family.
David Rakoff / Mordantly funny writer.
Sad, funny, and acutely self-conscious, Greenberg is the sort of mordant character study that people imagine were common in the '70s.
Vessel, Mark Fell, and Tod Dockstader's Mordant Music Reissue.
The latest release from this Massachusetts electro-pop band is a mordant breakup song – not that you can tell.
Susan Taylor and Nicole Mordant Reuters.
This mordant corporate drama from Spain (2005) comes across like an episode of The Apprentice scripted by Neil LaBute.
It's how he loves: ardently, recklessly, yet knowingly, with a young man's headlong passion and a mordant wisdom beyond his years.
Randy Newman writes mordant, ironic, concise songs with chromatic twists worthy of George Gershwin and Kurt Weill.
This month's business book picks offer a mordant look at life and labor.