Definition of Suint

1. n. A peculiar substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters. It is used as a source of potash and also for the manufacture of gas.



Definition of Suint

1. Noun. (organic compound dated) A substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters. ¹

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Definition of Suint

1. a natural grease found in the wool of sheep [n -S]

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Literary usage of Suint

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1. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"suint.—The dried-up perspiration adhering to the raw- wool fibre is also called ... On extraction with water, suint will yield a dry residue of about 140 to ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"Wool fat or suint ... the animal organism, are separated simultaneously with the sweat through the skin and deposited in the wool as wool sweat or suint. ..."

3. Bleaching and Related Processes as Applied to Textile Fibers and Other Materials by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1921)
"The suint in an Australian wool in 100 parts of dry residue gave 7.1 parts of acetic acid, 4 parts of propionic acid, 2.6 parts benzoic acid, ..."

4. Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland: With the Continuations by by Ingulph, Peter (1893)
"The Franks, springing from these, as many of their sacred historians relate, still hold suint Philip the Apostle to have been in especial their original ..."

5. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"Reich and Ulbricht, the fatty acids of suint are compounds of oleic, stearic, ... The better wool contains more suint than the coarser kinds ; on an average ..."

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