Origin of sulphur
variant of sulfur
- a city in SW Louisiana.
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Examples from the Web for sulphur
Sulphur springs with Epsom salts in combination are nearly as common.
When the cure is effected, let the clothes be carefully fumigated with sulphur, or the contagion will again be communicated.
A mixture of sulphur and lime, made so as to be conveniently applied, has been found to be highly destructive of them in general.
Sulphureum, sulphur; so called from the general color of the plant.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The necessity for this coating of sulphur or paraffin you will understand by an experiment.The Story of a Tinder-box
Charles Meymott Tidy
- 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
C14 soufre, from Old French, from Latin sulfur
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Word Origin and History for sulphur
see sulfur. The form prefered in Britain; the spelling's suggestion of a Greek origin is misleading.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A pale-yellow, brittle nonmetallic element that occurs widely in nature, especially in volcanic deposits, minerals, natural gas, and petroleum. It is used to make gunpowder and fertilizer, to vulcanize rubber, and to produce sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point (rhombic) 112.8°C; (monoclinic) 119.0°C; boiling point 444.6°C; specific gravity (rhombic) 2.07; (monoclinic) 1.957; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
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