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 for Liver of sulphur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liver \Liv"er\, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG.
     lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E.
     live, v.] (Anat.)
     A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral
     cavity of all vertebrates.
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     Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal
           passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it
           secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways
           changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is
           situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly
           on the right side. See Bile, Digestive, and
           Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is
           usually made up of c[ae]cal tubes, and differs
           materially, in form and function, from that of
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     Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
     Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See
     Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark,
        reddish brown.
     Liver shark (Zool.), a very large shark ({Cetorhinus
        maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe
        and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in
        length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has
        small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured
        for the sake of its liver, which often yields several
        barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone,
        by means of which it separates small animals from the sea
        water. Called also basking shark, bone shark,
        hoemother, homer, and sailfish; it is sometimes
        referred to as whale shark, but that name is more
        commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even
     Liver spots, yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots
        of chloasma.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sulphur \Sul"phur\, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.]
     1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large
        quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as
        pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic
        regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy
        materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic
        weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral
        sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96.
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     Note: It is purified by distillation, and is obtained as a
           lemon-yellow powder (by sublimation), called flour, or
           flowers, of sulphur, or in cast sticks called roll
           sulphur, or brimstone. It burns with a blue flame and a
           peculiar suffocating odor. It is an ingredient of
           gunpowder, is used on friction matches, and in medicine
           (as a laxative and insecticide), but its chief use is
           in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. Sulphur can be
           obtained in two crystalline modifications, in
           orthorhombic octahedra, or in monoclinic prisms, the
           former of which is the more stable at ordinary
           temperatures. Sulphur is the type, in its chemical
           relations, of a group of elements, including selenium
           and tellurium, called collectively the sulphur group,
           or family. In many respects sulphur resembles oxygen.
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of yellow or orange
        butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae; as, the clouded
        sulphur ({Eurymus philodice syn. Colias philodice),
        which is the common yellow butterfly of the Eastern United
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     Amorphous sulphur (Chem.), an elastic variety of sulphur of
        a resinous appearance, obtained by pouring melted sulphur
        into water. On standing, it passes back into a brittle
        crystalline modification.
     Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See Hepar.
     Sulphur acid. (Chem.) See Sulphacid.
     Sulphur alcohol. (Chem.) See Mercaptan.
     Sulphur auratum [L.] (Old Chem.), a golden yellow powder,
        consisting of antimonic sulphide, Sb2S5, -- formerly a
        famous nostrum.
     Sulphur base (Chem.), an alkaline sulphide capable of
        acting as a base in the formation of sulphur salts
        according to the old dual theory of salts. [Archaic]
     Sulphur dioxide (Chem.), a colorless gas, SO2, of a
        pungent, suffocating odor, produced by the burning of
        sulphur. It is employed chiefly in the production of
        sulphuric acid, and as a reagent in bleaching; -- called
        also sulphurous anhydride, and formerly sulphurous
     Sulphur ether (Chem.), a sulphide of hydrocarbon radicals,
        formed like the ordinary ethers, which are oxides, but
        with sulphur in the place of oxygen.
     Sulphur salt (Chem.), a salt of a sulphacid; a sulphosalt.
     Sulphur showers, showers of yellow pollen, resembling
        sulphur in appearance, often carried from pine forests by
        the wind to a great distance.
     Sulphur trioxide (Chem.), a white crystalline solid, SO3,
        obtained by oxidation of sulphur dioxide. It dissolves in
        water with a hissing noise and the production of heat,
        forming sulphuric acid, and is employed as a dehydrating
        agent. Called also sulphuric anhydride, and formerly
        sulphuric acid.
     Sulphur whale. (Zool.) See Sulphur-bottom.
     Vegetable sulphur (Bot.), lycopodium powder. See under
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