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ruzuzu commented on the word butter of antimony
This shows up in the Century's definition for browning, where it talks about "|c|hlorid or butter of antimony, called bronzing-salt."
March 24, 2013
milosrdenstvi commented on the word butter of antimony
Said list now found at Lavoiſier.
April 9, 2010
Yes, please! Whenever I hear Lavoisier's name, I'm reminded of how he did such important work with oxygen and was then gruesomely deprived of his right to breathe it. I'd love to see a list that could help me associate him with other, better things.
January 8, 2010
yarb commented on the word butter of antimony
I love this; how about a Lavoisier list, milos?
Oooh! An old name for a mineral! These are all over Lavoisier (who is great fun to read). Also fun: flowers of zinc, butter of arsenic, martial ethiops, oil of vitriol, Venus crystals, salt of alembroth, phagadenic water, dephlogisticated air, liver ore, magister of bismuth, mineral butter, and lunar caustic.Butter of antimony, if memory serves, is antimony trichloride.
January 7, 2010