Origin of niter
Examples from the Web for niter
Historical Examples of niter
Probably extract their niter from the dung of their horses and cows.The Return
H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
In Death Valley thirty thousand acres of borax, niter, soda, and salt deposits have been located.The Mystic Mid-Region
Arthur J. Burdick
We therefore conclude, that either the niter or the small excess of potassium bromide, or both together, produce the change.
To burn well the paper should first be impregnated with an aqueous solution of niter and dried.
Aconite may be given in conjunction with the niter when the heart is greatly excited and beats strongly.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- the usual US spelling of nitre
Word Origin and History for niter
- A naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate. It is used to make gunpowder.