Paris green


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Paris green,

also called Schweinfurt green, an extremely poisonous, bright green powder that was formerly used extensively as a pigment (e.g., in wallpaper) and that is sometimes used as an insecticide or to kill plant fungi; it must be used with great caution because of its poisonous nature. Chemically it is a copper acetoarsenite that may be prepared from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate.
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Market orders for the cleaning of Paris green spaces in two separate lots.
Paris Green, the common name for cupric acetoarsenite, is an emerald-green powder containing 43% arsenic and was used from 1865 until the 1940s.
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Paris Green, who also happens to be 19, takes the lead role.