[time-nuts] Conducting Bench Top Material
didier at cox.net
Sun Jan 31 13:19:57 UTC 2010
In France, it is known as "fleur de souffre", which translates litterally to
"flower of sulphur". In French, there is no confusion possible between the
terms flower (fleur) and flour (farine).
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> To: Bruce Griffiths
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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Conducting Bench Top Material
> Among chemists, it's flour of sulpher. Flowers is an
> (incorrect & archeic) popular name, like quicksilver.
> > It is known (for whatever reason) as flowers of sulphur by
> > medical practitioners (althernative and conventional) and others
> > outside the US.
> > http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/fl/flower+of+sulphur.html
> > http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/phys/sulphur.htm
> > <http://mysite.du.edu/%7Ejcalvert/phys/sulphur.htm>
> > It is a powder produced by sublimation of sulphur.
> > Bruce
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