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- adj. Of or pertaining to saltpetre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, of the nature of, or impregnated with saltpeter: as, saltpetrous sandstone.
Just then, the discharge of several rifles all together, as if practising platoon firing, struck on his ear; and, as Fritz sniffed the smell of the burnt gunpowder floating by him in the air to seaward, driven off from shore by the wind, the saltpetrous scent did not tend to restore his equanimity!
They use no salt, but like many other tribes of the Amazon and Orinoco are addicted to eating a certain saltpetrous clay.