Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Water impregnated with alkaline salts extracted from wood-ashes; lye: sometimes applied to other extracts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; hence, any solution obtained by lixiviation.
- Latin lixivium, lixivia. See lixivial. (Wiktionary)
“This lixivium, must be put on boiling hot, and the ultramarine stirred well about in it, and then the mixture set to cool.”
“Another method of purifying the ultramarine from the cement may be used, which is the pricking the yolks of eggs with a pin, and moistening the matter to be purified with the soft part that will run out, and working them together in a glass or flint mortar; after which the mixture must be put into the lixivium, and proceeded with as is above directed.”
“The powder being subdued, the clear lixivium must be poured off, and clean water put in its place, which must be repeated till the whole of the salts of the lixivium are washed away. the ultramarine must afterwards be dried, and will be then duly prepared for use.”
“The base of each is a lixivium made from two parts of the ashes of burned bean-stalks and one of unslaked lime, mixed with water and strained.”
“It was customary among the Gauls to wash the hair with a lixivium made of chalk in order to increase its redness.”
“This prepar'd, they first unbowel the Corps (and in the poorer sort, to save Charges, took out the Brain behind): after the Body was thus order'd, they had in readiness a _lixivium_ made of the Bark of Pine-Trees, wherewith they washt the Body, drying it in the Sun in Summer and in the Winter in”
“A lixivium of wood-ashes is then thrown in along with it; and it is suffered to boil for several hours.”
“By means of lime-wash or lime-water, he has restored butter so 'far gone' that it could only have been recovered by melting; but any alkaline lixivium will answer the same purpose.”
“During this period she complained not of any sickness, except from the lixivium, which was after the first dose reduced to 20 drops; and her appetite and strength increased daily, though it was evident that no bile had yet flowed into the bowels, nor was the digestion at all improved.”
“Where alkaline lixivium does not dissolve pus, it still distinguishes it from mucus; as it then prevents its diffusion through water.”
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