The accidental breaking of his jar of acid
has burnt the Baron's hands severely.
Would he obtain air by chemical means, in getting by heat the oxygen contained in chlorate of potash, and in absorbing carbonic acid
by caustic potash?
Waldron was a strict disciplinarian with a gift of acid
humor, as exemplified upon the gentleman with the red tie, which made it perilous to interrupt him.
No one had ever told the form-master before that he talked nonsense, and he was meditating an acid
reply, in which perhaps he might insert a veiled reference to hosiery, when Mr.
Over the whole field, previously so gaily beautiful with the glitter of bayonets and cloudlets of smoke in the morning sun, there now spread a mist of damp and smoke and a strange acid
smell of saltpeter and blood.
As he dropped the last grisly fragment of the dismembered and mutilated body into the small vat of nitric acid
that was to devour every trace of the horrid evidence which might easily send him to the gallows, the man sank weakly into a chair and throwing his body forward upon his great, teak desk buried his face in his arms, breaking into dry, moaning sobs.
I am afraid there is some acid
upon that too, and it is rather damp and torn.
bite of belly desire had long since deserted him, and he, too, ate from a sense of duty, all meat tasting alike to him.
Martin went into the kitchen with a sinking heart, the image of her red face and slatternly form eating its way like acid
into his brain.
In the corners stood carboys of acid
in wicker baskets.
But it was not enough to renew the oxygen; they must absorb the carbonic acid
produced by expiration.
And here his sagacity must make it needless to observe how artfully these chapters are calculated for that excellent purpose; for in these we have always taken care to intersperse somewhat of the sour or acid
kind, in order to sharpen and stimulate the said spirit of criticism.