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Origin of sulphur
Words nearby sulphur
Definition for sulphur (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for sulphur
Let blue flames rise from the living sulphur and the sheep bleat loud as she feels the touch of the smoking sulphur.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
Thou who didst teach weak men and those who suffer To mix saltpetre and sulphur,Have pity on my long misery!Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
Ain't got used to brimstone yet, but I'd trade mosquitoes for sulphur smoke and give some boot.
Found enormous ledge of black quartz, looks like sulphur stem during volcanic era but may be iron.
The fumes of the sulphur have the effect of destroying the color, or whitening the straw.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
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