from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.), Archaic Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
- noun (Bot. Chem.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree (
Callitris quadrivalvisor Thuya articulata), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
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- noun Alternative form of
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- noun a brittle and faintly aromatic translucent resin used in varnishes
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The medicine is prepared of the following ingredients: - Of black hellebore, of sandarach, of the flakes of copper, of lead washed, with much sulphur, arsenic, and cantharides.
The powder from hellebore and sandarach alone answers.
Shaking torches with veil-covered face, he had cast a black cock upon a fire of sandarach before the breast of the Sphinx, the Father of Terror.
It is much more serviceable than the natural sandarach dug up in mines.
White lead on being heated in an oven changes its colour on the fire, and becomes sandarach.
The following is a varnish for iron and steel given by a recognized authority: 5 parts of camphor and elemi, 15 parts of sandarach, and
This runs into it, and at once makes that vast river bitter, for the reason that the water of the brook becomes bitter by flowing through the kind of soil and the veins in which there are sandarach mines.
Take 2 oz. of gum sandarach, 1 oz. of litharge of gold, and 4 oz. of clarified linseed oil, which boil in a glazed earthenware vessel till the contents appear of a transparent yellow colour.
He sprang behind the great table against the window and seized the heavy-leaden sandarach.
He used his sandarach to the end of the page, blew off the sand, eyed the sheet sideways, laid it down, and set another on his writing-board.