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  • n. The hydrochloride of tetrahydronaphthalene, once used as a mydriatic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name of tetrahydro-β-naph-thylamine hydrochlorid, prepared by the action of sodium and fusel-oil on β-naphthylamine. It crystallizes in lustrous pearly tetragonal plates and melts at 237° C. It is used in medicine as a mydriatic.


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  • I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be to have a cellphone screen that worked that way, but I didn't think just having a thermin style sensor would be precise enough. (my idea was to use radar: P)

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  • WV - thermin - what a yorkshireman would call the fur surrounding a house of lords robe.



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