alum

[ US /ˈæɫəm, əˈɫəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
  2. a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
  3. a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
  4. a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
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  • Accompanied by an ensemble, Musica Fiata, incorporating specialist period instruments such as chalumeau, arciliuto and violino in tromba marina, La Capella Ducale deliver the psalms with joy, some of the ornamentation is so detailed it sounds like laughter. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Sed vt bonis et cordatis omnibus, etiam extraneis, satisfaciam qui maledicentiam istam Germanicam lecturi vel audituri sunt, aut olim audierint, ne et hi nos meritò calumniam tantam sustinere credant: Tum etiam vt alios qui istis virulentis rhythmis A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas
  • To acidify soil, sprinkle two tablespoons of aluminum phosphate or sulfur around the shrubs in early fall.
  • They are stored wrapped in plastic and aluminium. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome
  • And while ferrous metals are certainly not out of the picture, even from a consumer's perspective, it's hard not to notice the increased use of aluminum and plastic.
  • The vessel has an aluminium deckhouse with skippers cabin, CO2 room, casing, ventilation and Hi-press room.
  • Delvile, by which her own goodness proved the source of her defamation: and though something still hung upon her mind that destroyed that firm confidence she had hitherto felt in the friendship of Mr Monckton, she held it utterly unjust to condemn him without proof, which she was not more unable to procure, than to satisfy herself with any reason why so perfidiously he should calumniate her. Cecilia
  • Weight concerns mandated that the cylinder heads and crankcase are both made of cast aluminum.
  • The process flows and process formula of electrochemical graining on aluminum and aluminum alloy were introduced.
  • Objectively, a calumny is a mortal sin when it is calculated to do serious harm to the person so traduced. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
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