Origin of baking soda
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Reheat in a Cream Sauce to which a bit of baking-soda has been added.
Clean and quarter a firm cabbage and cover with boiling salted water to which has been added a pinch of baking-soda.
Wash and pick over the sprouts and boil until tender in water to which a little salt and baking-soda have been added.
He was fizzling like a baking-soda volcano, saliva slicking his cheeks and nostrils and chin, his eyes rolling.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
Then stir in a teaspoonful of baking-soda, which will whiten it, and turn it into a greased tin to cool.The Century Cook Book
- A white crystalline compound, used as a gastric and systemic antacid, to alkalize urine, and for washes of body cavities.sodium bicarbonate
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- See sodium bicarbonate.
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