oil of vitriol


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Synonyms for oil of vitriol

(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide

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So tenacious of life is the worm or larva of this insect, that it is not killed when the ginger is immersed for three hours in a solution of chloride of lime, in the proportion of 5 pounds to 200 gallons of water and one pint of oil of vitriol, and after being dried at a heat of 120 Eahr.