from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Chemical symbol, S; atomic weight, 31.98. An elementary substance which occurs in nature as a brittle crystalline solid, with resinous luster, almost tasteless, and emitting when rubbed or warmed a peculiar characteristic odor.
- noun The supposed substance of lightning.
- noun In zoology, one of many different pieridine butterflies: a yellow pierian.
- Of the color of brimstone, or stick-sulphur; of a very greenish, excessively luminous, and highly chromatic yellow: used in zoölogy in many obvious compounds: as, sulphur-bellied; sulphur-crested.
- To apply sulphur to; also, to fume with sulphur;, sulphurate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as
pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of yellow or orange butterflies of the subfamily
- noun (Chem.) an elastic variety of sulphur of a resinous appearance, obtained by pouring melted sulphur into water. On standing, it passes back into a brittle crystalline modification.
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- noun (Old Chem.) a golden yellow powder, consisting of antimonic sulphide, Sb2S5, -- formerly a famous nostrum.
- noun (Chem.), [Archaic] an alkaline sulphide capable of acting as a base in the formation of sulphur salts according to the old dual theory of salts.
- noun (Chem.) a colorless gas, SO2, of a pungent, suffocating odor, produced by the burning of sulphur. It is employed chiefly in the production of sulphuric acid, and as a reagent in bleaching; -- called also
sulphurous anhydride, and formerly sulphurous acid.
- noun (Chem.) a sulphide of hydrocarbon radicals, formed like the ordinary ethers, which are oxides, but with sulphur in the place of oxygen.
- noun (Chem.) a salt of a sulphacid; a sulphosalt.
- noun showers of yellow pollen, resembling sulphur in appearance, often carried from pine forests by the wind to a great distance.
- noun (Chem.) a white crystalline solid, SO3, obtained by oxidation of sulphur dioxide. It dissolves in water with a hissing noise and the production of heat, forming sulphuric acid, and is employed as a dehydrating agent. Called also
sulphuric anhydride, and formerly sulphuric acid.
- noun (Zoöl.) See
- noun (Bot.) lycopodium powder. See under
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- verb treat with sulphur in order to preserve
- noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
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As the condensing chamber becomes warm, the sulphur collects as a liquid in it, and is drawn off into cylindrical molds, the product being called _roll sulphur_ or _brimstone_.
Is not this effect nearly similar to that produced by the combination of phosphorus and sulphur, or, more properly speaking, the _phosphuret of sulphur_?
At such times I could see his villanous face plainly, and, when the sulphur from the matches irritated his lungs, between the raspy cough that followed and the clammy mud in which I was lying, I confess I shivered harder than ever.
Don't you love those creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean, under incredible pressures and temperatures, feeding on the sulphur from a volcanic outflow?
The oil that Iran produces is very low grade (high in sulphur), which is why they import quite a bit of what they use.
The US and Europe are both moving to low sulphur fuels for emissions reasons, but sulphur is a beneficial ingredient for the engine.
The rocks at the Yukaton are very very rich in sulphur and close to the surface.
Over the long term sulphur emissions decline in both scenarios throughout the world, but the timing and magnitude vary.
For, if we first use perhydrol as oxidizing agent in alkaline solution and then acidify with nitric acid, sulphur is not precipitated and fully correct results are obtained.
The proteins are built up from so-called amino acids, and their sulphur is due to the presence of one or two sulphur-containing amino acids: cystine and methionine.