- a former name for crude native borax.
Origin of tincal
First recorded in 1625–35, tincal is from the Malay word tingkal
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Examples from the Web for tincal
These minerals are all in crystals, the sulphate of soda and tincal forming a solid mass, almost like stone in its hardness.Practical Taxidermy
For 400 pounds of the tincal there must now be added one pound of quicklime diffused through two quarts of water.
The following process for refining the native Indian borax or tincal, has been published by MM.
- another name for borax (def. 1)
C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana
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