borax

Part of speech: noun

A white crystalline compound used as an antiseptic and as a flux.

Part of speech: adjective

Boracle.

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Usage examples "borax":

  1. They also sell the kunku or red powder which women rub on their foreheads, its constituents being turmeric, borax and the juice of limes. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  2. An equally good compound is made up of equal quantities of borax and pulverized glass, well wetted with alcohol, and heated to a red heat in a crucible. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. With a few thousand back of him Hammond might have got to be the Borax King right then; but as it was he held onto an interest big enough to make him quite a plute, and inside of a year he was located in Denver and earnin' his nickname of Hungry Jim. - "Shorty McCabe on the Job", Sewell Ford.