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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.

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  • Under normal circumstances the vast majority of this saltpetre is used for fertilizer purposes.
  • Iodates are found associated with Chili saltpetre, which is an important source of the element.
  • The two manufactures produce about three Kantars, or fifteen or sixteen quintals per month of saltpetre, which is sold at about fifteen shillings per quintal.
  • Ledja, is productive of saltpetre, which is sold at Damascus and Acre; I saw it sold near the lake of Tiberias for double the price which it costs in the Loehf. for more
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