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potass

[pot-as] /ˈpɒtˌæs/
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Origin of potass
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French potasse < Dutch potasch (now pronounced and spelled potas) potash
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  • The diuretic that I most frequently prescribe is made of the carbonate of potass.

  • We then commenced the making of potass, waiting for the surrender of the colony.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • The Duke drank curaçao and potass water, and Mr. Barker drank champagne, while Claudius smoked innumerable cigarettes.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story F. Marion Crawford
  • "I think I will have some curaçao and potass;" and he rang the bell.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story F. Marion Crawford
  • You must next prepare a powder composed of equal parts of chlorate of potass and powdered lump sugar.

    Magic Ellis Stanyon
  • Opii Sedativus as before-mentioned, or a gentle draught of sulphate of potass, rhubarb, and manna.

    A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby
  • If, however, a strong solution of potass be poured on to grain musk, ammonia is developed instead of the true musk smell.

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • Our ashes produced a potass of fine colour, and we did not doubt of succeeding, when we should have sent a sample of it to France.

    Perils and Captivity Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • The oil of apples is made from the same fusel, by distillation with the same acid and chromate of potass.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • For transparent colored bottles, instead of sponge, the perfumers use what they call insoluble crystal salts (sulphate of potass).

    The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse

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