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  • n. The "salt of wisdom" of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury, formerly used as a stimulant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The salt called by the alchemists the salt of art, science, or wisdom; a double chlorid of mercury and ammonia. Although poisonous, it was formerly used as a stimulant.

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