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vanishedone commented on the word philosophical wool
I'm guessing this was named back when philosophical often implied alchemical.
September 2, 2008
she commented on the word philosophical wool
n., Zinc oxide in the form of a white flocculent powder, esp. as resulting from the burning of zinc. Alt. of philosophers' wool (—but I like this one, for being able to refashion it to tie into woolgathering).
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