Thisleton Dyer (Edinburgh Review, 1902, p. 370) thinks that Ray's use of the word may be traced to the last-mentioned authors.
ARACHNE, in Greek mythology, the daughter of Idmon of Colophon in Lydia, a dyer in purple.
Other improvements have been suggested by Dyer (J.C.S.
LOUIS PIERRE EDOUARD BIGNON, Baron (1771-1841), French diplomatist and historian, born on the 3rd of January 1771, was the son of a dyer at Rouen.
THOMAS HENRY DYER (1804-1888), English historical and antiquarian writer, was born in London on the 4th of May 1804.