Origin of saltpeter
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How to use saltpeter in a sentence
If the Union can not be preserved without saltpeter, then let enough of this article be employed to secure the result.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot|William Gannaway Brownlow
They found a place where saltpeter was very thinly and erratically distributed.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
He gave enormous doses of powerful drugs—sixty grains of gamboge, and from two to three ounces of saltpeter in a single day.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
Since smoked and cured meats are used in making potted meats, saltpeter is quite frequently found in the latter.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
Saltpeter was needed for her guns, alkali for her industries, and the chemist was called upon for help.