Origin of saltpeter
Examples from the Web for saltpetre
The saltpetre works buy also draught-mules for their waggons.The Argentine Republic|Pierre Denis
Clean it well, take out the brains, rub it with a handful of salt, and two ounces of saltpetre.
A drachm each of saltpetre, ginger, and Barbadoes aloes will form a mild aperient, when made into a mass with a little soft soap.Riding for Ladies|Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
Saltpetre is dearer in one place than another, being worth one and a half.
Nitric acid is procurable in a more concentrated state, and with much less loss, by mixing very dry clay with saltpetre.Elements of Chemistry,|Antoine Lavoisier