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A common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water).  Synonyms: atomic number 17, chlorine.
A metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter.  Synonyms: centiliter, centilitre.

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"Cl" Quotes from Famous Books

... duty, delegated by Heaven, is to govern them, culminating, as a class, in 'the son of Heaven [3],' 'the One man [4],' the sovereign. From the fourth and 1 Chinese Repository, vol. iii. p. 98 2 太學, not 大學. See the note on the title of the Work below. 3 天子, Cl. (classical) Text, par. 6, 2. 4 一人, Comm. ix. 3. fifth paragraphs, we see that if the lessons of the treatise be learned and carried into practice, the result will be that 'illustrious virtue will be illustrated throughout the nation,' which will be brought, ...
— THE CHINESE CLASSICS (PROLEGOMENA) Unicode Version • James Legge

... cl'ar of her heels, boys, and up with you. Don't miss your first holt of her mane, and mind ye get your ...
— Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... Oi doin'? Sure Oi was washin' the dishes, cl'anin' the silverware, peelin' the praties, shellin' the beans, cleanin' ...
— The Mansion of Mystery - Being a Certain Case of Importance, Taken from the Note-book of Adam Adams, Investigator and Detective • Chester K. Steele

... hand, "as how it mought hav' happen'd dis yere way, sah. Ah ain't a' sayin' it wus, it mought be. Maybe Massa Kirby nebber got no sight ob us 'tall, an' wus afeerd fer ter stay. He just know'd a party wus yere—likely 'nough sum Black Abolitionists, who'd be huntin' him if he didn't cl'ar out, just so soon as dey foun' dat Amos Shrunk wus ded. Her' wus his chance, an' he done ...
— The Devil's Own - A Romance of the Black Hawk War • Randall Parrish

Words linked to "Cl" :   sodium chloride, common salt, halogen, gas, cubic centimeter, cc, decilitre, element, dl, mil, metric capacity unit, centiliter, milliliter, cardinal, radiochlorine, deciliter, millilitre, chemical element, ml, cubic centimetre

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