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Seidlitz powders

[sed-lits] /ˈsɛd lɪts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence.
Origin of Seidlitz powders
First recorded in 1805-15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Down at the general store at the cross-roads Pepper had purchased some firecrackers and also some Seidlitz powders.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield

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