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RE: [sig] Re: blackening teeth was Note to self, avoid Muscovite women.

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  • L.M. Kies
    Greetings from Sofya! ... Well, that makes much more sense than lead or mercury. After all, iron compounds and oak galls are the standard ingredients of
    Message 1 of 12 , Dec 29, 2007
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      Greetings from Sofya!

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      >Japanese women also blackening their teeth with iron shavings, vinegar and oak
      >gall. ..

      Well, that makes much more sense than lead or mercury. After all, iron compounds and oak galls are the standard ingredients of medieval inks. Putting ink on one's teeth to blacken them is a much more obvious technique to try than hoping that grey/white lead compounds, or reddish-grayish mercury compounds turn black on the teeth.

      http://home.insightbb.com/~denevell_books/ferrogallic_ink.htm

      Sofya

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      Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Lady Sofya la Rus
      Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
      http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser
      "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
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    • David H.
      Happy New Year Best wishes, Andrukh (Andrei Iosifev syn) PS: am I getting my name right? _________________________________________________________________ Get
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 1, 2008
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        Happy New Year


        Best wishes,
        Andrukh
        (Andrei Iosifev syn)


        PS: am I getting my name right?
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