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  1. Nicolas (nikɔlɑ). ?1742–1806, French chemist, who invented a process for the manufacture of soda from common salt
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Examples from the Web for leblanc

Historical Examples

  • Now, only 15,000 tons are made per annum by Leblanc's process.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884


  • I swear, Leblanc, that I'm not jealous of your good fortune!

  • Leblanc, my heart beats at the idea of seeing this young man.

  • Dear Leblanc, take care never to betray the secret I have told you.


    George Sand

  • He must get out of the room at all costs, but how was he to avoid running into LeBlanc?