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sal soda

sodium carbonate (def 2).
Origin of sal soda
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Gas burners must be taken off and boiled in a solution of sal soda once in a while.

  • When the annotto is all dissolved, add five pounds of sal soda and five gallons of soft water.

    Hints on cheese-making Thomas Day Curtis
  • For instance: Equal parts of soft soap and sal soda, with enough crude carbolic acid to give a strong odor.

    The Apple Various
  • Large crystals of sal soda containing but 37% sodium carbonate are formed.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Dissolve the chloride in half the water cold, and the sal soda in the other half boiling.

  • Sulphate of lime in water, causing scale, may be counteracted and scale removed by using coal oil and sal soda.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • Heat the sal soda in a vessel over the fire, add the water boiling.

    Cloud City Cook-Book Mrs. William H. Nash
  • A soap to clean clothes without rubbing: Take two pounds of sal soda, two pounds of common bar soap and ten quarts of water.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • Dissolve the sal soda, borax, and sal tartar in the hot water and add the other ingredients.

  • Bring to a boil one pound of sal soda, half a pound of unslaked lime, a small lump of borax, and five quarts of water.

British Dictionary definitions for sal soda

sal soda

the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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