from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A process for preventing the decay of wood, patented by J. H. Kyan in 1832.

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  • verb Present participle of kyanize.


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  • Given a fair chance, it may be made very durable, and is even rendered practically fire-proof without great cost, by kyanizing and various other methods that are adopted for the same purpose.

    Homes and How to Make Them

  • "The analysis of this soil shows that it contains large quantities of the substances (sodium, potassium chloride, calcium, and iron) most used in the different processes of preserving or kyanizing wood.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885


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