Kohol

or Kohl. Russell says, “The Persian women blacken the inside of their eyelids with a powder made of black Kohol.”

And others mix the Kohol's jetty dye
To give that long, dark languish to the eye.

Thomas Moore: Lalla Rookh, part i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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