from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The gall of the gall-oak; an oak-apple; a gallnut.


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  • Is alchiber to be understood as relating to the gall-apple and chalkanthum (blue vitriol)?

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • Cheaper materials were used by the poorer Hebrews, especially of the Bedouin tribes -- burnt almonds, lamp-black, soot, the ashes of particular woods, the gall-apple boiled and pulverized, or any dark powder made into an unguent by suitable liquors.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2


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