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a.1.(Old Chem.) designating the acid now called hydrocyanic acid, but formerly called prussic acid, because Prussian blue is derived from it or its compounds. See Hydrocyanic.
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I don't know what it was, but it had either prussic acid or white lead in it.
His every move was reported to the big Bwana--just what animals he killed and how many of each species, how he killed them, too, for Bwana would not permit the use of prussic acid or strychnine; and how he treated his "boys.
Thereupon Madame Mantalini, quite unmoved by some most pathetic lamentations on the part of her husband, that the apothecary had not mixed the prussic acid strong enough, and that he must take another bottle or two to finish the work he had in hand, entered into a catalogue of that amiable gentleman's gallantries, deceptions, extravagances, and infidelities (especially the last), winding up with a protest against being supposed to entertain the smallest remnant of regard for him; and adducing, in proof of the altered state of her affections, the circumstance of his having poisoned himself in private no less than six times within the last fortnight, and her not having once interfered by word or deed to save his life.
Was not a bowl of prussic acid the cause of Fair Rosamond's retiring from the world?
The STS Deluxe has a weight rating of 300 pounds and comes with two carabiners and an adjustable safety rope with prussic know that can also be used as a lineman's climbing belt.
Its notoriety initially came courtesy of an alarmist review by James Douglas of Britain's Sunday Express, who deemed it a "book that must be suppressed" and sensationally proclaimed that he would "rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel" (Doan 2001, 2).
Whether your choose the original SOP, SOP FastBack or SOP FastBack Deluxe, all harnesses offer tangle-free, fully adjustable straps, and include a lineman-style climbing rope and prussic knot, enabling continuous contact with the tree when ascending and descending.
6: Johnson grass, Sudan grass, and other sorghums can change their chemical composition and produce prussic acid when the night brings a late spring frost.
A concoction of prussic acid, aconite and treacle failed to have the desired effect so the order for two dozen rifle men to enter the den was given.
Prussic acid is the aqueous solution of which poison?
Prussic acid is the aqueous solution of Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 El Greco; 2 A muster; 3 Hydrogen cyanide; 4 The Panama Canal; 5 The Starship Enterprise, in the original Star Trek; 6 The Red Baron; 7 Woden; 8 Scottish country dancing; 9 Nelson; 10 Ten-metre platform.