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Pyroligneous acid

A red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars.  Synonym: wood vinegar.

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... into strips, punched with small holes, and varnished with a coarse black varnish for the use of the trunkmaker, who protects the edges and angles of his box with them; the remainder are conveyed to the manufacturing chemists in the outskirts of the town, who employ them, in conjunction with pyroligneous acid, in making a black dye for ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, - Issue 559, July 28, 1832 • Various

Words linked to "Pyroligneous acid" :   liquid, wood vinegar

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