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(ar'kil), [old C.I. 1242]
A violet dye from the lichens Rocella tinctoria and R. fuciformis.
Synonym(s): orchella, orchil, roccellin
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Props Ross Davies (Cross Keys) and Nathan Trevett (Cardiff), along with Newport No.8 Richard Dale were all sin-binned before Wales finally conceded a very late try to Georgian lock Archil Alikadze, converted by full-back Teim Sokhadze.
Wales had to defend desperately in the last 10 minutes against the driving Georgian pack and were down to 12 men after three yellow cards by Irish referee Alistair McKay, finally conceding a try to lock Archil Alikadze, converted by full-back Tein Sokhadze.
The dye most sought after was a purple known as orchil (archil or orcein), which was used together with purples extracted from shellfish to color the robes of royalty.
Chivadze called up goalkeeper Georgi Nikuradze, who plays for FC KooTeePee in Finland, Dinamo Tbilisi defender Archil Sakhvadze and Arsenal Kiev striker Shalva Apkhazava in his 19-man squad for Georgia's first test of the year.