Definition of borax :
A white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors on porcelain, and as a soap. It occurs native in certain mineral springs, and is made from the boric acid of hot springs in Tuscany. It was originally obtained from a lake in Thibet, and was sent to Europe under the name of tincal. Borax is a pyroborate or tetraborate of sodium, Na2B4O7. 10H2O.
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- It is easily removed by rubbing with powdered borax, but inasmuch as other colonies are liable to start either in the mouth or in the pharynx, gullet, or stomach, it is well to give a dose of one- half dram of hyposulphite of soda in water day by day for several days. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
- Then they called for camphor and bitter apple and oil of lavender and yellow soap and borax; and some of the dwarfs even started to get these things, but long before any of them could get to the chemist's, all was over. - "The Book of Dragons", Edith Nesbit.
- Two tablespoons ammonia or two tablespoons borax may be added for a whiter soap. - "Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)", C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss.