Boil a small lump of alum, and scald them in the alum-water.
Dissolve a pound of alum, and as much cream of tartar, in a quart of boiling water, and add two full gallons of cold water to it.
Alum is a great drier, and causes that thirst which some beer occasions; so that the more you drink of it, the more you want.
Silk may be dyed crimson, by steeping it in a solution of alum, and then dyeing it in the usual way in a cochineal bath.
Moisten a piece of paper with a solution of soap and alum, lay it on the print or picture, and pass it under a rolling press.
One of the things they had put in was raw pepper mixed with alum.
What's become of the alum basket and the wax wreath and the Rock of Ages chromo?
So when the water cooled it could no longer hold the alum in solution.
A strong solution of alum put into glue will make it insoluble in water.
Before mordanting with alum, the cotton is often prepared with tannic acid.