from The Century Dictionary.
- Niter-bearing: as, nitriferous strata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Bearing niter; yielding, or containing, niter.
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- adjective Yielding or containing
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States; to inspect the nitre caves and other natural deposits of nitriferous earth, and to report the probable annual supply from these sources, and the extent and economy, or otherwise, with which they arc now being worked by private enterprise; to establish nitre beds in the vicinity of the principal cities and towns of the Confederacy, and to contract for the necessary grounds, sheds, etc., and for the offal and other materials used in the preparation of nitre beds; to diffuse information and to stimulate enterprise in the production of an article essential to the successful prosecution of the war.