from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as seidlitz.


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  • I remained loanly at home took two doaces sedlitz powders which did not opperate well. drank brandy Tody which did not encourage it.

    Ferry Hill Plantation journal : January 4, 1838-January 15, 1839,

  • When he did it, all the little words inside of me began to foam and fizzle like sedlitz; out they came, biting, in mouthfuls, and streams, and squirts, backwards, sideways, and through my nose.


  • "Take a sedlitz powder and become a philosopher," Dennison suggested.

    Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate

  • Fabroni, to whom I referred some time ago, imagined that the effervescence of fermentation was produced in just the same way as the effervescence of a sedlitz powder, that the yeast was a kind of acid, and that the sugar was a combination of carbonic acid and some base to form the alcohol, and that the yeast combined with this substance, and set free the carbonic acid; just as when you add carbonate of soda to acid you turn out the carbonic acid.

    Lectures and Essays

  • What you want, old chap, is a sedlitz powder; go and have one, and you won't be so gloomy, you may even smile when you see our eight bumped to-night. "

    Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate


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