carbolic acid

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a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene

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"They take me back to just after the Second World War and all the things my mum and dad used to do, such as washing with carbolic soap." Among other items on display was a cast-iron "shoe last" used to repair footwear.
from the Steamie "They've gone to great lengths to see it happen," wisecracked one of us, "One lady remembers the smell of chlorine and carbolic soap in her ruched swimsuits and flowery swimming cap being the 'body' for her soon-to-be hubby's bronze medallion in life-saving there.
They will be using objects such as a picnic basket, carbolic soap, ladies gloves, talcum powder, pipe tobacco, a toolbox and a bread bin - also items such as postcards and photos of Llandudno over the last 70-80 years.
On one of her visits to me she was very late, she had been forced to return home after her previous appointment and explained that she had thrown herself, fully clothed, into a bath of hot water and carbolic soap as she had picked up some 'crawlies'.
The plan calls for cleaning up a former carbolic acid plant and uranium processing factory at Nelson Parade in Hunters Hill, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
The shop, named Emerald Stores after the ground floor Emerald unit where it is based, features old-fashioned items like carbolic soap and egg powder.
Back in the 1950s the only thing you had was carbolic soap, and I don't think we had the health problems we're getting now.
Five momarsa for the supply of (a) H5 N1 (bird flu) vaccines, (b) glycerin, a detergent containing iodine and jell type detergent for hands, (c) spare parts for automatic syringes of Tumaster - Fine Em brand, (d) phenol (carbolic acid) insecticides, liquid soap, regular detergents and chlorine containing detergents, also (e) detergents containing quadratic ammonium chloride.
Earlier, an infant was confirmed dead after birth since carbolic acid was used instead of an antiseptic liquid to sterilize during delivery.
Authorities have been closely monitoring the river since late Saturday night, when a tanker truck overturned on a highway near the river, resulting in the spillage of the truck's load of carbolic acid.
There have been several attempts to rubbish the claims, including an allegation that his wounds were self-inflicted by him rubbing carbolic acid into his hands.
Every discipline has its legends and lore, but medicine has a series of inspirational moments in which someone, be it Lister and his carbolic acid wound dressing or Donald Wilson and his efforts to open medical education to minorities, saved lives.
A bottle of carbolic acid, from which an ounce of the liquid had been extracted, was found next to her body, as well as a cup which smelt strongly of the acid.
After 14 days, the saint, still alive, was finally dispatched by means of an injection of carbolic acid.