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pearl ash

the granular crystalline form of potassium carbonate
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  • If the water for scouring is hard, it is softened with pearl ash.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • Book uses both pearl-ash and pearl ash; salmon-fly and salmon fly.

  • By increasing the proportion of pearl ash the red may be made still paler, in which case make the alum water stronger.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson
  • Fifteen minutes in Brazil, and then three or four in pearl ash gives full red purples deepening to maroon.

    Intarsia and Marquetry F. Hamilton Jackson

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