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Definitions of sulphur

  1. treat with sulphur in order to preserve; "These dried fruits are sulphured" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Any one of numerous species of yellow or orange butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae; as, the clouded sulphur (Eurymus, / Colias, philodice), which is the common yellow butterfly of the Eastern United States. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A pale-yellow nonmetallic substance which burns in air with a flame and suffocating odor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A yellow mineral substance, very brittle, fusible, and inflammable: brimstone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A pale yellow, non-metallic, inflammable substance; brimstone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A simple mineral substance, of a yellow colour, brittle, insoluble in water, but fusible by heat; brimstone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. One of the elementary substances occurring in nature as a greenish-yellow, brittle, solid body, crystalline in structure, and exhaling a peculiar odour when rubbed, burns with a bluish flame, and emits most suffocating fumes; brimstone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sulphur

  1. The internal use of sulphur will, in all cases, assist its external application. – Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets by Daniel Young
  2. That's due to the fact that silver is a natural chum of sulphur – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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