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  • The principal constituents of the fatty matters and oils of plants are three substances, called stearine, margarine, and oleine, the two former solids, the latter a fluid; and they rarely, if ever, occur alone, but are mixed together in variable proportions, and the fluidity of the oils is due principally to the quantity of the last which they contain.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • The materials must be varied according to the season; during hot weather, more body with a less tendency to separate is given by the introduction of oils and fats richer in stearine; these materials also induce "figging".

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • This product is obtained by thickening water-glass with stearine, oleine, or any other easily saponifiable fat.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883

  • All these results are most prominently obtained with a pure gas flame, a stearine, wax, or tallow candle, very indifferently with a spirit flame, and least from a Bunsen flame rich in oxygen.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881

  • The butter is made from the oil thus obtained, while the hard substance remaining is disposed of as stearine.

    One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed

  • _ -- French saponification or "candle crude" glycerine is the result of concentration of "sweet water" produced in the manufacture of stearine and by the autoclave process.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • Until recently these fats, coconut stearine and others, could be ignored by the reputable chocolate makers as the confection produced by their use was inferior to true chocolate both in taste and in keeping properties.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer

  • To neglect this is as serious an omission for such students as for chemists would be the neglecting to determine whether it is nitrogen or hydrogen, urea or stearine, that has been extracted from a tissue, or which it is whose combinations they are studying in this or that chemical operation.

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • This method of preparation of fatty acids is extensively used in France for the production of stearine for candle-manufacture, but the resulting product is liable to be dark coloured, and to yield a dark soap.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • We are unable to see the matter in the same light as our learned colleague does; to our thinking, we should be labouring under a great delusion were we to suppose "that it is quite as serious an omission not to determine the animal or vegetable nature of a ferment as it would be to confound nitrogen with hydrogen or urea with stearine."

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)


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