from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An artificial guano prepared from horseshoe and other crabs in Newfoundland, New Jersey, and elsewhere.
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As guano is supposed to owe its value mainly to its ammonia and phosphate of lime, it may be compared with fish or cancerine to determine their relative values.
The prepared cancerine for market, and which is mixed with charcoal and plaster for the purpose of removing its unpleasant odor, is composed of: *