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  • n. Plural form of vitriol.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vitriol.


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  • Scientific periodicals throughout Europe published and republished accounts that, tying color to classic roles as a chemical indicator and mineralogical descriptor, linked colored substances to their use as coloring materials. 22 The influences could be subtle; an article about pyrites and vitriols might suggest new pigments and reformulated inks and dyes, if one were familiar with the role they played in those processes. 23

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • I'm continually dissapointed by the Taiwanese media that is dominated by Pan-blue and their vitriols.

    Bradsher's NYT Article on the Faux Protests in Taipei

  • Anti-Blair vitriols are nothing new for Mugabe who has used such rhetoric to vent his anger at the British leader for criticising the veteran Zimbabwean leader's record on human rights and calling for change in Zimbabwe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But, Harry Ried also qualifies for one the worst majority leader for his vitriols; he can't get one Rep to cooperate. News

  • These vitriols echoed those of the right-wing Cuban lobby in Florida who had become so un-substantively militant as to imagine taking Elian Gonzalez from his biological father and to participate with the Bush Administration in the harboring of terrorists like Luis Posada Carriles, implicated in the bombing of a civilian airliner, arrested on immigration charges, sneaking into the United States, and who admitted to his role in the 1997 hotel bombing in Havana that left one Italian tourist dead.

    Sean Penn: Mountain of Snakes

  • M the vitriols, calcined till their acid be quite expelled, will again contradt acidity on expofure to the air, and become in fome meafure nitrous; and iron filings are cor* roded by moid air as by an acid.

    Chemical Experiments and Opinions Extracted from a Work Published in the Last Century

  • Many of the metallic falts alfo, or vitriols, as well as fome neutral falts, yielded the fame fluid under the fame treatment;

    The Monthly Review


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