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fuming liquor of LibaviusStannic Stan"nic, a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F. stannique.]
Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin;
specifically, designating those compounds in which the
element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous
(a) A hypothetical substance, Sn(OH)4, analogous to silic
acid, and called also normal stannic acid.
(b) Metastannic acid.
Stannic chloride, a thin, colorless, fuming liquid,
SnCl4, used as a mordant in calico printing and dyeing;
-- formerly called spirit of tin, or fuming liquor of
Stannic oxide, tin oxide, SnO2, produced artificially as
a white amorphous powder, and occurring naturally in the
mineral cassiterite. It is used in the manufacture of
white enamels, and, under the name of putty powder, for
polishing glass, etc. gas liquor Gas fitter, one who lays pipes and puts up fixtures for
(a) The occupation of a gas fitter.
(b) pl. The appliances needed for the introduction of gas
into a building, as meters, pipes, burners, etc.
Gas fixture, a device for conveying illuminating or
combustible gas from the pipe to the gas-burner,
consisting of an appendage of cast, wrought, or drawn
metal, with tubes upon which the burners, keys, etc., are
Gas generator, an apparatus in which gas is evolved; as:
(a) a retort in which volatile hydrocarbons are evolved by
(b) a machine in which air is saturated with the vapor of
liquid hydrocarbon; a carburetor;
(c) a machine for the production of carbonic acid gas, for
a["e]rating water, bread, etc. --Knight.
Gas jet, a flame of illuminating gas.
Gas machine, an apparatus for carbureting air for use as
Gas meter, an instrument for recording the quantity of gas
consumed in a given time, at a particular place.
Gas retort, a retort which contains the coal and other
materials, and in which the gas is generated, in the
manufacture of gas.
Gas stove, a stove for cooking or other purposes, heated by
Gas tar, coal tar.
Gas trap, a drain trap; a sewer trap. See 4th Trap, 5.
Gas washer (Gas Works), an apparatus within which gas from
the condenser is brought in contact with a falling stream
of water, to precipitate the tar remaining in it.
Gas water, water through which gas has been passed for
purification; -- called also gas liquor and ammoniacal
water, and used for the manufacture of sal ammoniac,
carbonate of ammonia, and Prussian blue. --Tomlinson.
Gas well, a deep boring, from which natural gas is
Gas works, a manufactory of gas, with all the machinery and
appurtenances; a place where gas is generated for lighting
Laughing gas. See under Laughing.
Marsh gas (Chem.), a light, combustible, gaseous
hydrocarbon, CH4, produced artificially by the dry
distillation of many organic substances, and occurring as
a natural product of decomposition in stagnant pools,
whence its name. It is an abundant ingredient of ordinary
illuminating gas, and is the first member of the paraffin
series. Called also methane, and in coal mines, fire
Natural gas, gas obtained from wells, etc., in
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere, and largely used for
fuel and illuminating purposes. It is chiefly derived from
the Coal Measures.
Olefiant gas (Chem.). See Ethylene.
Water gas (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing steam over
glowing coals, whereby there results a mixture of hydrogen
and carbon monoxide. This gives a gas of intense heating
power, but destitute of light-giving properties, and which
is charged by passing through some volatile hydrocarbon,
as gasoline. Liquor of flintsFlint Flint, n. [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint;
cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh.
akin to Gr. ? brick. Cf. Plinth.]
1. (Min.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in
color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking
with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very
hard, and strikes fire with steel.
2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used,
esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding,
like flint. ``A heart of flint.' --Spenser.
Flint age. (Geol.) Same as Stone age, under Stone.
Flint brick, a fire made principially of powdered silex.
Flint glass. See in the Vocabulary.
Flint implements (Arch[ae]ol.), tools, etc., employed by
men before the use of metals, such as axes, arrows,
spears, knives, wedges, etc., which were commonly made of
flint, but also of granite, jade, jasper, and other hard
(a) (Pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
(b) (Mining) An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner
at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were
made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light,
but did not inflame the fire damp. --Knight.
Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint.
Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face
of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints
set in the mortar, with quions of masonry.
Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in
To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any
expedient or any meanness for making money. [Colloq.] liquoriceLicorice Lic"o*rice (l[i^]k"[-o]*r[i^]s), n. [OE. licoris,
through old French, fr. L. liquiritia, corrupted fr.
glycyrrhiza, Gr. glyky`rriza; glyky`s sweet + "ri`za root.
Cf. Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza, Wort.] [Written also
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra),
the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much
used in demulcent compositions.
2. The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a
confection and for medicinal purposes.
Licorice fern (Bot.), a name of several kinds of polypody
which have rootstocks of a sweetish flavor.
Licorice sugar. (Chem.) See Glycyrrhizin.
Licorice weed (Bot.), the tropical plant Scapania dulcis.
Mountain licorice (Bot.), a kind of clover (Trifolium
alpinum), found in the Alps. It has large purplish
flowers and a sweetish perennial rootstock.
Wild licorice. (Bot.)
(a) The North American perennial herb Glycyrrhiza
(b) Certain broad-leaved cleavers (Galium circ[ae]zans
and G. lanceolatum).
(c) The leguminous climber Abrus precatorius, whose
scarlet and black seeds are called black-eyed
Susans. Its roots are used as a substitute for those
of true licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). LiquoriceLiquorice Liq"uor*ice (l[i^]k"[~e]r*[i^]s), n.
See Licorice. LiquorishLiquorish Liq"uor*ish, a.
See Lickerish. [Obs.] --Shak. LiquorousLiquorous Liq"uor*ous (-[u^]s), a.
Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish. [Obs.] --Marston. Malt liquorMalt Malt, a.
Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.
Malt liquor, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter,
etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt.
Malt dust, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in
making malt; -- used as a fertilizer. `` Malt dust
consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the
grain.' --Sir H. Davy.
Malt floor, a floor for drying malt.
Malt house, or Malthouse, a house in which malt is made.
Malt kiln, a heated chamber for drying malt. Red liquor Red horse. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially
Moxostoma macrolepidotum and allied species.
(b) See the Note under Drumfish.
(Chem) See under Lead, and Minium.
Red-lead ore. (Min.) Same as Crocoite.
Red liquor (Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of
aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of
dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used
originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant.
Red maggot (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the wheat midge.
Red manganese. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite.
Red man, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his
Red maple (Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum). See
Red mite. (Zo["o]l.) See Red spider, below.
Red mulberry (Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple
color (Morus rubra).
Red mullet (Zo["o]l.), the surmullet. See Mullet.
Red ocher (Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a
Red perch (Zo["o]l.), the rosefish.
Red phosphorus. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus.
Red pine (Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus
resinosa); -- so named from its reddish bark.
Red precipitate. See under Precipitate.
Red Republican (European Politics), originally, one who
maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, --
because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an
extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]
Red ribbon, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
Red sanders. (Bot.) See Sanders.
Red sandstone. (Geol.) See under Sandstone.
Red scale (Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus
aurantii) very injurious to the orange tree in California
Red silver (Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or
reddish black color. It includes proustite, or light red
silver, and pyrargyrite, or dark red silver.
Red snapper (Zo["o]l.), a large fish (Lutlanus aya or
Blackfordii) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the
Red snow, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga
(Protococcus nivalis) which produces large patches of
scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
Red softening (Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which
the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to
infarction or inflammation.
Red spider (Zo["o]l.), a very small web-spinning mite
(Tetranychus telarius) which infests, and often
destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those
cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly
on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn
yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red.
Called also red mite.
Red squirrel (Zo["o]l.), the chickaree.
Red tape, the tape used in public offices for tying up
documents, etc.; hence, official formality and delay. Tin liquorTin Tin, n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel.
& Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]
1. (Chem.) An elementary substance found as an oxide in the
mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white
crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but
brittle when heated. It is not easily oxidized in the air,
and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from
rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the
reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze,
speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are
designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn (Stannum).
Atomic weight 117.4.
2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
3. Money. [Cant] --Beaconsfield.
Block tin (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and
partially refined, but containing small quantities of
various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.;
solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also
Butter of tin. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius,
Grain tin. (Metal.) See under Grain.
Salt of tin (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so
called when used as a mordant.
Stream tin. See under Stream.
Tin cry (Chem.), the peculiar creaking noise made when a
bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the
crystal granules on each other.
Tin foil, tin reduced to a thin leaf.
Tin frame (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin
Tin liquor, Tin mordant (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used
as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
Tin penny, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to
tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines. [Obs.]
Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin.
Tin pyrites. See Stannite.
Unliquored Un*liq"uored, a.
1. Not moistened or wet with liquor; dry. ``Unliquored
coach.' --Bp. Hall.
2. Not in liquor; not intoxicated; sober.
Like an unliquored Silenus. --Milton.
Meaning of LIQUOR from wikipedia
(also hard liquor
, hard alcohol, spirit, or distilled
drink) is an alcoholic drink produced
of grains, fruit, or vegetables
- Malt liquor
, in North
America, is beer with high alcohol
content. Legally, it often includes
any alcoholic beverage
with 5% or more alcohol
- báijiǔ; literally: 'white (clear) liquor
'), also known
as shaojiu, is a category
of at least
a dozen Chinese liquors
made from grain. Báijiǔ is a clear...
- A liquor store
is a retail
shop that predominantly sells prepackaged alcoholic beverages
to be consumed
off the store's...
- mash in the United
States, though sugar became
just as common
in illicit liquor during
the last century. The word originated
in the British Isles
as a result...
- usually called brown liquor
, but the terms
, thick liquor
and sulfite liquor
are also used. Approximately
of black liquor
- Green liquor
is the dissolved smelt
carbonate, sodium sulfide
and other compounds
from the recovery boiler
in the kraft
process. The liquor
or rail drink
is an alcoholic beverage served using
the lower-cost liquors stored within
of the bartender
in the counter
- Chocolate liquor
) is pure cocoa
m**** in solid
or semi-solid form. Like the cocoa beans
(nibs) from which
it is produced, it contains
- Kaoliang liquor
, Gaoliang liquor
or sorghum liquor
is a strong distilled liquor
of Chinese origin
made from fermented
sorghum. It is a type of unflavoured...
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