The street gutters were running with sulphur water, but he had waited for rain.
Some ore had to be roasted in a furnace in order to drive off the sulphur.
Mr (since Sir Daniel) Morris had shown that the plants could be cleansed by dusting them with a mixture of sulphur and lime.
When nitre is burned with sulphur, the product is sulphate of potash, etc.
Take two ounces of sal ammoniac, one ounce of flowers of sulphur, and sixteen ounces of cast iron filings or borings.
Gunpowder was made in the country with saltpetre and sulphur.
It may be slightly impregnated with sulphur, though that gives it rather a wholesome smack.
It was about this period that the sulphur industry was at its zenith.
The town has a considerable agricultural trade, and there are sulphur and other mines in the neighbourhood.
That knuckle-end of England,—that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.
|sulfur also sulphur |
A pale-yellow, brittle nonmetallic element that occurs widely in nature, especially in volcanic deposits, minerals, natural gas, and petroleum. It is used to make gunpowder and fertilizer, to vulcanize rubber, and to produce sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point (rhombic) 112.8°C; (monoclinic) 119.0°C; boiling point 444.6°C; specific gravity (rhombic) 2.07; (monoclinic) 1.957; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.