tinction

tinc·tion

(tingk'shŭn),
1. A stain; a preparation for staining.
2. The act of staining.
[L. tingo, pp. tinctus, to dye]

tinction

(tĭnk′shŭn) [L. tingere, to dye]
1. The process of staining.
2. A stain.
References in classic literature ?
Then there was a dispute about who saw the dead boys last in life, and many claimed that dismal dis- tinction, and offered evidences, more or less tampered with by the witness; and when it was ultimately decided who DID see the departed last, and exchanged the last words with them, the lucky parties took upon them- selves a sort of sacred importance, and were gaped at and envied by all the rest.
Most of the boys could say that, and so that cheapened the dis- tinction too much.
But both the diabolic love and the unearthly hate of the mysteries it had penetrated fought for the possession of that soul satiated with primitive emotions, avid of lying fame, of sham dis- tinction, of all the appearances of success and power.
I believe that for Hamilton the generalisation "outsider" covered the whole lot of us; though I suppose that he made some dis- tinctions in his mind.
Out of the box, one immediate point of dis- tinction is the little leather pebble-shaped case, which appears both subtle and sophisticated.
Dr Zia holds a BMedSc (Hons) from the University of Birmingham and a BDS degree from the University of Sheffield where he received a disA[degrees] tinction for advanced restorative dentistry.
It would mean police and fire ser vices becoming a single employer, but there would continue to be a dis tinction between police, with the power to arrest people, and firefight ers, who do not have this power.
BACK FROM TINCTION Northern bald ibis chicks, a classed as critically are examined by at Chester Zoo.
On the dis tinction, in the context of a volume that seeks to link individual life histories to wider dimensions of imperial experience in Russia, see Stephen M.
Secularization is the process of dis tinction of the various bodies of the society and culture from the realm of institutions and religious symbols (Berger, 1967; 107).
This money will help us fund the Albatross Task Force, which is a global team that work with fishermen to save the albatross from ex-x tinction.
It should remind all Americans, regardless of their politics, of how effective the Endangered Species Act has been - and why it's now critically important to protect the law itself from ex- tinction.