Frequently the water was bad, and filled with alkali and other poisonous deposits.
"History of the Donner Party" by C.F. McGlashan
It is to be remembered that in some poisons, as certain acids and alkalies, no emetic should be given.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Alkalies, the class of chemicals to which soda and salaratus belong, when pure and strong, are powerful corrosive poisons.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
A solution of cholorate of potash, or of alkali, the latter weak, may be given to obviate the effect of the poison.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Not alkalies, as the oxalates of the alkalies are soluble and poisonous.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
She poisons it with alkali.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
An alkali might, by combining with it; but, then, a pure alkali is itself a poison, on account of its causticity.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Soft soap is a strong alkali, and if eaten becomes an irritating poison.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger