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tincal

[ting-kahl, -kawl]
noun
  1. a former name for crude native borax.
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Origin of tincal

First recorded in 1625–35, tincal is from the Malay word tingkal
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Historical Examples of tincal

  • These minerals are all in crystals, the sulphate of soda and tincal forming a solid mass, almost like stone in its hardness.

    Practical Taxidermy

    Montagu Browne

  • For 400 pounds of the tincal there must now be added one pound of quicklime diffused through two quarts of water.

  • The following process for refining the native Indian borax or tincal, has been published by MM.


British Dictionary definitions for tincal

tincal

noun
  1. another name for borax (def. 1)
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Word Origin for tincal

C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana
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