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Synonyms for brimstone

an old name for sulfur

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You're a brimstone chatterer!" with a sudden revival of his late hostility.
In the name of--of brimstone, why?" says Grandfather Smallweed with a plain appearance of exasperation.
(Brimstone apparently suggested by his eye lighting on Mrs.
They have the brimstone and treacle, partly because if they hadn't something or other in the way of medicine they'd be always ailing and giving a world of trouble, and partly because it spoils their appetites and comes cheaper than breakfast and dinner.
Mrs Squeers stood at one of the desks, presiding over an immense basin of brimstone and treacle, of which delicious compound she administered a large instalment to each boy in succession: using for the purpose a common wooden spoon, which might have been originally manufactured for some gigantic top, and which widened every young gentleman's mouth considerably: they being all obliged, under heavy corporal penalties, to take in the whole of the bowl at a gasp.
He was a tall but thin and wiry man, nearly as old as Brimstone, with a very pale face and hands stained a deep blue.
"Brimstone and gall," the voice retorted, "say that again, and I'll cast anchor in you."
I sauntered on the road back to Barkingham for about five minutes, then struck off sharp for the plantation, lighted my lantern with the help of my cigar and a brimstone match of that barbarous period, shut down the slide again, and made for the garden wall.
I do not believe in hell-fire and brimstone; but in moments like this I regret my unbelief.
Then, stepping into his extended hand, and condescending to be held out at arm's length, he gave vent to a succession of sounds, not unlike the drawing of some eight or ten dozen of long corks, and again asserted his brimstone birth and parentage with great distinctness.
BRIMSTONES USED AGAINST IS RAF aircraft carried out four missions against the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria on Sunday, using hi-tech Brimstone missiles in the country for the first time.
Every second counts as a PS30million Tornado GR4 - capable of firing the deadly Brimstones - races to help friendly forces or to kill IS fighters as a terrible battle rages 20,000ft below.
Within seconds of release Brimstones are at supersonic speed and can make lightning quick independent decisions as they scream towards a target.
Species likely to be seen are small tortoiseshell, peacock, comma and brimstone. Some of them will look distinctly faded and worn after months in dusty sheds and outhouses, or, in the case of the brimstones hanging in foliage imitating a leaf.