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This had the double disadvantage of rendering the specimen cured by its aid almost dripping with humidity in damp weather, and efflorescing with the double salts around the eyes and mouth in dry weather.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy. Montagu Browne
These may subsequently be covered with drifting sands and capillary action may cause the borates to work up through the sands, becoming mixed with them and efflorescing at the surface.
Is not, after all, Love the one supreme and significant fact of the cosmos: indelible, indecipherable: efflorescing in Man; emerging from the material; idealizing the carnal; pointing to an inscrutable, a spiritual goal?
Hints for Lovers 1899
Pietro has a painful air of never efflorescing into a maximum.
Italian Hours Henry James 1879
Son of God -- That Christ is the Son of God in His divine and eternal nature is clear from all the New Testament; yet here we see that Sonship efflorescing into human and palpable manifestation by His being born, through "the power of the Highest," an Infant of days.
Lord, 'will manifest itself by efflorescing into all holiness and all loftiness and largeness of obedience.
Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah Alexander Maclaren 1868
The efflorescing matter is composed of carbonate of soda, chloride of sodium, and biborate of soda.
Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands Charles Nordhoff 1865
Before leaving the valley, he observed a hillock glistening white: it appears from its salt, bitter taste, to have been some kind of nitrate efflorescing from the ground.
First Footsteps in East Africa Richard Francis Burton 1855
Continuing along the foot of the hills, in the afternoon we found five or six hot-springs gushing out together, beneath a conglomerate, consisting principally of fragments of a grayish-blue limestone, efflorescing a salt upon the surface.
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont 1851
Cities, especially Cities in Revolution, are subject to these alternations; the secret courses of civic business and existence effervescing and efflorescing, in this manner, as a concrete Phenomenon to the eye.
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle 1838
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