a crude tartar, produced as a by-product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers.
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How to use argol in a sentence
argol, let it be understood, is a rather pretty Tartar word for a very ugly thing, which can scarcely be gracefully described.
If for white wine, white argol should be used with white currants; if for red wine, red argol with red currants or raspberries.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million | Sarah Josepha Hale
None surely,” interposed argol, “is so vain as to put his prowess on a par with mine.Patraas | R. H. Busk
It must be borne in mind that this argol was crude tartrates from wine vats, and probably contained a good deal of organic matter.De Re Metallica | Georgius Agricola
The district of argol is first received colonies, who introduced civilisation into Greece.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II) | Charles Bucke
British Dictionary definitions for argol
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
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