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It is produced by the action of zinc-dust on the acid sulphite of soda.

Of acid it would take 60 times the weight of the gas, or nearly 76 tons.

"Very nice," said Cleopatra, trying with all her over-amuleted heart, not to be acid.

The lead salts not soluble in ether were decomposed by acid.

Father was workin' on the acid, that's 'ow he got 'is pisoned-leg.

That look was like the bite of acid that reveals the structure of crystal in metals.

The same was the case with a mixture of acid air and common air.

Since the acid is heavy, some means of drawing it out of the bottle is necessary.

Instead, pour it on the floor where the acid is most likely to be spilled.

This will neutralize the acid and prevent it from rotting the wood.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "of the taste of vinegar," from French acide (16c.) or directly from Latin acidus "sour, sharp," adjective of state from acere "to be sour," from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (see acrid). Figurative use from 1775; applied to intense colors from 1916. Acid test is American English, 1892, from the frontier days, when gold was distinguished from similar metals by application of nitric acid. Acid rain is first recorded 1859 in reference to England.

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