• Socotrine Aloe
    Socotrine Aloe
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aloes a purgative made from the leaves of aloe
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year
    • aloes A drug, the inspissated juice of several species of aloe. It is obtained from the leaves, sometimes by cutting them across, when the resinous juice exudes and is evaporated into a firm consistence, sometimes by pressing the juice and mucilage out together, and in other cases by dissolving the juice out of the cut leaves by boiling and then evaporating to a proper consistency. Several kinds are known in commerce. Socotrine aloes, also called East Indian or Zanzibar aloes, the produce mainly of varieties of A. Perryi, comes chiefly from Red Sea ports and Aden. Barbados and Curaçoa aloes are produced in the West Indies from A. vulgaris, which has been introduced from the Mediterranean. Cape and Natal aloes are obtained probably from A.ferox, and form by far the greater part of the supply. The name hepatic aloes is applied to any opaque and liver-colored variety of the drug. The extract of aloes when treated with nitric acid gives rise to various yellow and brown products, which by the aid of mordants can be fixed to silk and wool; but they are seldom used in dyeing.
    • aloes The fragrant resin or wood of the agallochum; lign-aloes; aloes-wood; wood-aloes: the usual meaning in the Bible. See agallochum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad."
    • pl Aloes al′ōz a purgative bitter drug, the inspissated juice of the leaves of several almost tree-like species of aloe. Used both as a sing. n., and as a of Aloe
    • n Aloes and adj. Aloet′ic, a medicine containing a large proportion of aloes
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In literature:

The Bedouin would bring us aloes both in leaf and in solution, in hopes that we might take a fancy to this venerable Sokotran production.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The undergrowth of myrtle and dwarf ilex above becomes aloes and sarsaparilla and wild asparagus as we go down to the sea.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
It tasted as bitter as aloes.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
For this purpose, aloes, tartrate of antimony, white hellebore, etc., are used.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Thereupon he produced a little censer, kindled a piece of charcoal, and sprinkled the coal with aloes, gum incense, and musk.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
Nothing but tall rank weeds, cactus-plants, and aloes.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
A physic should always be given as early as possible in flatulent colic, the best being Barbados aloes in the dose already mentioned.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Aloe-thread was then used for lace-making, as it is now in Florence for sewing straw-plait.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
Thought it over and done with; and here it was again, blooming like the aloe, though after briefer interval.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 25, 1914" by Various
He was named Alo-eddin, and was a Moslem.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various

In poetry:

Once only in a hundred years,
The aloe's precious blossoms swell,
So, in thy presence it appears,
That Time has blossom'd, fare thee well!
"The Old Man's Farewell" by Matilda Betham
And one, "If aloes close together grow
It well may chance a plant shall wounded be,
Pierced by the thorntips of another's leaves,
Thus am I hurt unconsciously by thee."
"Song Of The Peri" by Laurence Hope
Suvla, name of bitterness,
Myrrh and aloes in the mouth,
Salt as Dead Sea water is!
All that splendour, all that youth,
All that nobleness! Oh, waste
Of the dearest, loveliest!
"Lament" by Katharine Tynan
Tho' aloes is full bitter to the taste,
Yet many a man has it preserv'd from death;
So, though all ails are grievous, while they last,
Yet oft they keep us from the pit beneath.
"Reasons To Persuade The Sick To Be Patient" by Rees Prichard
The cactus and the aloe bloom
Beneath the window of your room;
Your window where, at evenfall,
Beneath the twilight's first pale star,
You linger, tall and spiritual,
And hearken my guitar.
"Floridian" by Madison Julius Cawein
When from the poet's plinth
The amorous colocynth
Yearns for the aloe, faint with rapturous thrills,
How can he hymn their throes
Knowing, as well he knows,
That they are only uncompounded pills?
"Poetry Everywhere" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

There are more than 250 species of aloe .
Somen noodle salad with shrimp, aloe , and tomatillo sauce.
Kleenex Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper.
Let's get it poppin' with Aloe Blacc.
Orange County, California's Aloe Blacc, has announced he will be touring the United States late this spring/early this summer.
You may not know who Aloe Blacc is.
Born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins, Aloe Blacc is a first-generation American of Panamanian descent who combines soul with hip-hop, salsa, jazz, R&B and tropicalia.
Los Angeles artist Aloe Blacc started his career as a rapper, but it's his recent recordings as a singer that have captured our attention.
Wax Tailor featuring Aloe Blacc Song: "Time to Go" Album: Dusty Rainbow From the Dark.
Somen noodle salad with shrimp, aloe, and tomatillo sauce.
Ah, the eternal Istanbul conundrum: a pummeling at a historic, no-frills hammam such as Ca?alo?lu, or a luxurious steam at a modern hotel spa.
A new national road will pass over the city wall of the ancient city of Alos in central Greece.
Unlike most other brands, Dolphin Organics™ is based in certified organic aloe rather than water.
QED Medical has introduced the ALOS-TTL through the lens video headlight system.
Kleenex Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper.

In science:

ALO appears in leading order of the large-Nc expansion, while Arot arises from soliton rotations and is suppressed by 1/Nc with respect to ALO .
The nucleon form-factors of the energy momentum tensor in the Skyrme model
If ALO 6= 0 we shall neglect the contribution of Arot (unless it happens to vanish anyway).
The nucleon form-factors of the energy momentum tensor in the Skyrme model
Figure 7: Reflectance of two mirrors coated with (a) AlO+MgFr and (b) Dupont foil with AlO and SiO2+TiO2 , as a function of the incident light wavelength.
First performance studies of a prototype for the CASTOR forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment
The main differences are the Na,Al–O anticorrelation (although Al abundances are still a bit dodgy) and the persistence of CNO anomalies down to the main sequence, suggesting a multi-generational aspect to globular clusters.
Summary Talk
Along with its possible analog V4332 Sgr, V838 Mon appears to be the only other ob ject to show these rare AlO bands (Banerjee et al. 2003).
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis