lunar caustic


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lunar caustic:

see silver nitratesilver nitrate
, chemical compound, AgNO3, a colorless crystalline material that is very soluble in water. The most important compound of silver, it is used in the preparation of silver salts for photography, in chemical analysis, in silver plating, in inks and hair
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lunar caustic

[′lün·ər ′kȯs·tik]
(materials)
A form of toughened silver nitrate consisting of 97-98% silver nitrate and 2-3% silver chloride. Also known as fused silver nitrate; molded silver nitrate.
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The final scene of Lunar Caustic has him throwing his empty whisky bottle at an obscene drawing on the wall of the lavatory, and then cowering with more whisky in a dark corner of the tavern.
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Lunar Caustic (1958), a novella, describes Lowry's experiences in Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated for alcoholism, after being picked up drunk off the streets of New York City.