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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A globule of sodium carbonate, or some other salt of sodium, fused in a loop formed at the end of a slender platinum wire. When heated in a clear flame it tinges the flame with the characteristic monochromatic (yellow) light of sodium in the state of vapor.

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