Green vitriol

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Green vitriol ferrous sulphate; copperas. See under Green.
    • Green vitriol (Chem) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline substance, very extensively used in the preparation of inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

He tasted his wine: it was a villanous compound of sugar, vitriol, soda-water, and green gooseberries.
"The Bedford-Row Conspiracy" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Bruised galls, one pound; logwood, two pounds; green vitriol, half a pound; water, five quarts.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Copperas is the name given to green vitriol, which is a preparation from iron.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
The liquors are concentrated and the green vitriol separates from them.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
They were found to be made of green vitriol, starch and sugar.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Green-vitriol in minute doses is not hurtful, but rather beneficial to vegetation; but in larger quantity it is fatally destructive.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
Vitae-Ore is given as consisting of ordinary sulphate of iron (green vitriol) to which a little Epsom salts has been added.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
From them vitriol effloresces white, and sometimes green or blue.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
By evaporation the green vitriol is obtained as large crystals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
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