Origin of sulphur
Definition for sulphur (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sulphur
That is, the sulphur always remains combined with four parts of oxygen.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
They consisted of wooden splints coated with sulphur and tipped with antimony, chlorate of potash, and gum.Great Inventions and Discoveries|Willis Duff Piercy
Dr. Pereira and others ascribe to Sulphur a resolvent and liquefacient action.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Sulphur to purify the blood may be taken three times a week—a thimbleful in a glass of milk before breakfast.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
It should also be nearly free from sulphur, because of the great difficulty of removing this element in the puddling process.
British Dictionary definitions for sulphur
- an allotropic nonmetallic element, occurring free in volcanic regions and in combined state in gypsum, pyrite, and galena. The stable yellow rhombic form converts on heating to monoclinic needles. It is used in the production of sulphuric acid, in the vulcanization of rubber, and in fungicides. Symbol: S; atomic no: 16; atomic wt: 32.066; valency: 2, 4, or 6; relative density: 2.07 (rhombic), 1.957 (monoclinic); melting pt: 115.22°C (rhombic), 119.0°C (monoclinic); boiling pt: 444.674°CRelated adjective: thionic
- (as modifier)sulphur springs
Word Origin for sulphur
Word Origin and History for sulphur
see sulfur. The form prefered in Britain; the spelling's suggestion of a Greek origin is misleading.