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Muriatic acid

A former name for hydrochloric acid.

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... stains the ivory must be prepared by first polishing with whiting and water and washing quite clean. Next immerse it for three to five minutes in acid cold water (1 part muriatic acid to 40 or 50 of water, or the same proportion of nitric). This extracts the gelatine from the surface of the ivory. Extreme cleanliness and absence of grease or soiling is most important; the ivory is not to be touched by the fingers, but removed from one vessel to another ...
— Intarsia and Marquetry • F. Hamilton Jackson

... summit, and after an arduous descent, of a few minutes duration, reached the river-side; in a most piteous plight, however, for my pretty dress, from its contact with the Gatun clay, looked as red as if, in the pursuit of science, I had passed it through a strong solution of muriatic acid. ...
— Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands • Mary Seacole

... cloud of black smoke, the same smartly painted bumboats selling oranges, bananas, pineapples, corals, and seashells—many of the latter treated with puritanic art, having, that is, the Lord's Prayer bitten into them with muriatic acid. Here lay the same yellow harbor with many more fussy little tugs in it, its water low yet still mast-deep, its yard-long catfish and fathom-long gars leaping and wallowing after their prey, its white gulls flashing about the steamers' pantry windows. Here ...
— Gideon's Band - A Tale of the Mississippi • George W. Cable

... which are consumed in production, but do not constitute a visible part of the raw product,(275) as coal in a smithy, powder in the chase or in mining, muriatic acid, in the preparation of gelatin, chlorine in ...
— Principles Of Political Economy • William Roscher

... streams that cross your path are warm. You step by chance into a little streamlet, and find the water of a most agreeable temperature. They put this water in earthen jars to cool, in order to render it fit for drinking, but it never becomes fresh and cold. It contains muriatic acid, without any trace of sulphur or metallic salt. I think it is Humboldt who supposes that in this part of Mexico there exists, at a great depth in the interior of the earth, a fissure running from east to west, for one hundred and thirty-seven leagues, through which, bursting the external ...
— Life in Mexico • Frances Calderon De La Barca

Words linked to "Muriatic acid" :   hydrochloric acid, chlorohydric acid

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