from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A liquid containing ammonia and ammonium carbonate and sulphid, besides other products, obtained from coal in the manufacture of illuminating gas.


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  • When it is subjected to dry distillation, as is done in the gas-works, the nitrogen which it contains is chiefly converted into ammonia, and, in the process of purification of the gas, is removed in the "gas-liquor," [213] which contains about one per cent of ammonia.

    Manures and the principles of manuring


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