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Usage examples for nitric

  1. Pure siliceous rocks may be known by not effervescing when a drop of nitric sulphuric or other acid is applied to them, or by the grains not being readily scratched or broken by ordinary pressure. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. A part of me shall never pass the mortuary portal; And when I die my fame shall stand the nitric test of time- The fame of me of lowly birth, who built the lofty rhyme! – Something Else Again by Franklin P. Adams
  3. The young lieutenant smiled rather broadly as he explained, in a glib and slightly sing- song tone, which savoured of the Woolwich Military Academy, that, " gun- cotton is the name given to the explosive substance produced by the action of nitric acid mixed with sulphuric acid, on cotton fibre." – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. The assay office, with its smell of nitric acid, its burned fumes, its clutter of broken cupels and slag, was unbearable. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  5. 15 8 " Com'l Nitric Acid, 45c. – Photogravure by Henry R. Blaney
  6. These are carboys of nitric acid, hundreds of gallons of that terrible stuff which is so truly liquid fire that a single drop of it on a piece of board will set the wood in flames. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  7. This powder is nitric cotton. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  8. 5. Concentrated nitric acid as bought. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  9. With full access of air nitric acid is produced. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  10. Dissolve it by heat in pure nitric acid, taking care not to add an excess of acid. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  11. It can be dissolved cold in nitric acid, discharging little gaseous bubbles. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  12. Other small corrections to be made are those for the formation of nitric acid and for the combustion of sulphur to sulphuric acid instead of sulphur dioxide, due to the more complete combustion in the presence of oxygen than would be possible in the atmosphere. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  13. I then added 4 of nitric acid. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  14. This blue solution consists of oxide of silver and oxide of copper, both combined with nitric acid. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  15. Hayward's process was really the same as that employed by Goodyear, the " curing" of the india- rubber being due in each case to the agency of the sulphur, the principal difference between them being that Hayward's goods were dried by the sun and Goodyear's with nitric acid. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert
  16. To convert this into sulphuric acid and gain more oxygen, nitric acid, which is rich in that body, is added. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  17. I sealed the brain up too, shall make a test Of blood and serum for urea; death Comes suddenly from that, you find no lesion, Must take a piece of brain and cut it up, Pour boiling water on it, break the brain To finer pieces, pour the water off, Digest the piece of brain in other water, Repeat four times, the solutions mix together, Dry in an oven, treat with ether, at last The residue put on a slide of glass With nitric acid, let it stand awhile, Then take your microscope- if there's urea You'll see the crystals- very beautiful! – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters