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Origin of prussic
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Example sentences from the Web for prussic
Exposed to oxygen, the pellets gave off prussic acid, blocking the exchange of oxygen in the blood.
"You gave me prussic acid in mistake for quinine this morning," a man told a chemist the other day.
This is a deadly poison, and, like prussic acid, it destroys life in small doses with great rapidity.The Truth about Opium|William H. Brereton
A weapon with the smallest point covered with the matter kills as instantaneously as prussic acid.