- the natural grease of the wool of sheep, consisting of a mixture of fatty matter and potassium salts, used as a source of potash and in the preparation of ointments.
Origin of suint
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The "yolk" or "suint" of wool, originating from the perspiration of the animal, has long been a source of crude potash.De Re Metallica
It is easily seen that suint forms a very important constituent of raw wool.
And this estimate does not include the fats of the suint, which are worth an even greater sum.
By this method all the wool fat, suint, etc., of the wool find their way into the soap liquors.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics
All unwashed wool contains a fatty or greasy matter called yolk or suint.Handicraft for Girls
- a water-soluble substance found in the fleece of sheep, consisting of peptides, organic acids, metal ions, and inorganic cations and formed from dried perspiration
C18: from French suer to sweat, from Latin sūdāre