They were also more convenient to use because no mordant was required to set the color on wool or silk, although a mordant was still required when dyeing cotton.
Alum has also been long used as a mordant in dyeing.
Both directors' films are shot through with a mordant humour which echoes the essential Dublin.
His pessimism about human nature and emphasis on mordant criticism of failings among the clergy, however, were not typical of all humanists.
Although somewhat bleak, it is a graceful affair, lovingly crafted, deeply felt, and spiked with mordant cleverness.
The book, by being both depressing and exhilarating gave mordant insight into the Edinburgh housing projects where the writer grew up.
There are many - too many - first-person accounts of illness but because she doesn't seek to entertain us we are spared the improbable levity and mordant wit that have become standard.
Aron had become rather mordant , and she thought it essential that he gain some cheer before the long walk home.
Though they total no more than about 35,000 words, his 12 mordant tales are little aerial masterpieces about social change, aging and divorce.
There is an amount of mordant humour surrounding the shocking murders.