Rochelle powder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rochelle powder an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic
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Usage

In literature:

The case is the same with Rochelle powders.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
The bowels should be kept open by Rochelle or Epsom salts, or seidlitz powder.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
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In news:

The 3,200-acre tract is adjacent to the North Antelope Rochelle Mine operated by Powder River Coal, a subsidiary of Peabody Energy.
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