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black liquor

(in making wood pulp for paper) the liquor that remains after digestion.
Compare white liquor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The black liquor fell with a gurgle and splash into cracked glasses.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • The “black liquor,” as it is called, is then drained away from the rags, which are immediately subjected to a preliminary washing.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
  • It is these ulmates that form the black liquor which oozes out from the manure-heap.

  • Then he scribbled on them with reeds dipped in a black liquor and gave them to his nurse to keep as useful books.

  • The drop fell, and, like a creaming pearl, melted into the black liquor.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • In one of the tin cups Beatrice pressed the juice from the nightshade, obtaining perhaps a tablespoonful of black liquor.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • The black liquor from the boilers is pumped through tubes heated externally by high-pressure steam.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
  • The black liquor on evaporation yields a thick resinous mass, which is converted into carbonate of soda when burnt.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall

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