Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ashes containing lye or potash, and thus useful in making soap.
“Colony, and also was compounded from the animal fats available and the soap-ashes, which were plentiful.”
“The stems have been generally thrown away, or burnt with refuse tobacco for the purpose of soap-ashes; but the introduction of snuff-mills has, within”
“Poles and Germans, skilled in their own country in the production of pitch, tar, glass, and soap-ashes.”
“Smith at once set the whole colony to work, some to make glass, tar, pitch, and soap-ashes, and others he conducted five miles down the river to learn to fell trees and make clapboards.”
“He looks for a good effect to follow -- that the small profit of raising tobacco "will cause the people to come together to work upon soap-ashes, iron, rape-oil, madder, pitch and tar, flax and hemp.”
“The Arabs of the Belka, especially the Beni Szakher, bring here Kelly or soap-ashes, which they burn during the summer in large quantities: these are bought up by a merchant of Nablous, who has for many years monopolized the trade in this article.”
“The quantity of soap-ashes brought to the Osha market amounts, one year with another, to about three thousand camel loads.”
“I was astonished to see nobody but women in the tents, but was told that the greater part of the men had gone to Ghaza to sell the soap-ashes which these Arabs collect in the mountains of”
“I was astonished to see nobody but women in the tents, but was told that the greater part of the men had gone to Ghaza to sell the soap-ashes which these Arabs collect in the mountains of Shera.”
“The soap-ashes obtained from the herb Shiman, of the Belka, are esteemed the best in the country, to the S. of Damascus, as those of Palmyra are reckoned the best in northern Syria.”
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