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, saltpetre (salt′pēt′ĕr) [L. sal petrae, salt of rock]
A common name for potassium nitrate.
CAS # 7757-79-1

Chile saltpeter

A common name for sodium nitrate, NaNO3; a crystalline powder, saline in taste and soluble in water.
CAS # 7631-99-4
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Returning to Saltpetre, it was mentioned that citizens may build trenches and bulwarks on the property of others in times of danger without fear of liability, "by the Common Law, every Man may come upon my land for the Defence of the Realm", (86) so long as when the danger is over, they should be removed.
That suggests that the work-in-process inventories are valued at materials costs alone and recorded in the materials accounts, namely in the accounts "Saltpetre," "Brimstone," and "Charcoal Wood." In fact, the old DPC had no account specifically devoted to record work-in-process inventories.
On the coast, local and foreign populations increased throughout the 19th century, drawn there by the saltpetre industry, an increase that was proportional to the rapid proliferation of settlements established in the intermediate depression.
Balasubramaniam, "Saltpetre Manufacture and Marketing in Medieval India," Indian Journal of History of Science 4, 2005, 663-72.
In a passage on the origin of thunder, he writes: 'Thus is the body of the saltpetre broken up and decomposed by the power of the fire and so changed in the nature of the air'.
To make his saltpetre, the Judge "leached out the guano with creekwater and woodash" (p.
Sugar-pit beef ribs FOR THE CURED BEEF: 21/2-3kg Jacob's ladder (beef short ribs) 60g Maldon salt 40g table salt 40g unrefined dark muscovado sugar 3 bay leaves The needles of a large sprig of rosemary The leaves of a few sprigs of thyme 1/2 tbsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp saltpetre FOR THE SUGAR-PIT CURING: 500g unrefined light muscovado sugar 500g unrefined dark muscovado sugar FOR THE COLCANNON: 800g floury potatoes 300g Savoy cabbage or kale, finely shredded 12 spring onions, trimmed and shredded 100ml double cream or milk 7g g butter S&P EXTRAS: A suitable container for the ribs and cure METHOD: Get the ribs curing as soon as possible - they take five - seven days.
Michaud fired up the propane heater and then lit a couple of pieces of saltpetre to get them smoking.
2 Nitrous oxide; 3 1956; 4 Lodge; 5 Paddington Bear; 6 The Gambols; 7 The F-Plan; 8 St Helena; 9 Saltpetre; 10 Maidstone and the Weald.
Roedd yn berwi dail paladr y wal, ac wrth ei berwi yn ychwanegu "cymaint ag a safai ar bisyn chwecheiniog o solpitar 'saltpetre', sef Potasiwm nitrad ar ol iddo godi i'r berw".
A: ACCORDING to legend, a Chinese cook accidentally invented them 2,000 years ago when he mixed charcoal, saltpetre and sulphur, making gunpowder.
When the plant was operating, we smelt saltpetre all the time.