from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia and in smelling salts.
- n. Ammonium carbonate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The antler of a hart, once used as a source of ammonia.
- n. An aqueous solution of ammonia; smelling salts.
- v. To revive with hartshorn smelling salts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.
- n. Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The antler of the hart or stag, Cervus elaphus.
- n. Spirit of hartshorn; ammonia.
- n. In botany See hartshorn-plantain.
By the simple action of water and heat, the gelatine is separated; but in order to procure the ammonia, or what is commonly called hartshorn, the bones must be distilled, by which means the gelatine is decomposed, and hydrogen and nitrogen combined in the form of ammonia.
For leavening, purists prefer a pinch of hartshorn aka baker's ammonia, which is traditional in Scandinavian baking and thought to produce a tender, fluffier crumb—but conventional baking powder more than suffices.
The first is a body recognized by its extremely pungent smell, and commonly known as hartshorn, and is formed by the union of two elements -- nitrogen and hydrogen.
For a few days an alkali, in the simple form of "hartshorn" (ammonia) was rubbed on instead of the acid.
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I wonder about using a touch of ammonium carbonate (hartshorn).
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My grandma's springerle recipe calls for hartshorn.
Stunned, as it were, by the event which had taken place, she was unable to move, and was pensively leaning against the wainscot, when Sir Charles and Mr. Donald waited on her together, while the latter presented her with some hartshorn and water, which he entreated her to take.