Definition of Rusma

1. n. A depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. See Rhusma.



Definition of Rusma

1. Noun. (archaic) A powerful depilatory fluid made from quicklime and sulphite of arsenic boiled in an alkaline solution. ¹

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Definition of Rusma

1. a depilatory [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rusma

rushest
rusheth
rushier
rushiest
rushiness
rushing
rushingly
rushings
rushlight
rushlights
rushlike
rushy
rusine
rusk
rusks
rusma (current term)
rusmas
russel
russell's viper
russellite
russels
russet
russet scab
russeted
russeting
russetings
russets
russetting
russettings
russety

Literary usage of Rusma

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1. Perfumery by Campbell Morfit (1853)
"It is necessary that there should always be an interval of twenty-four hours between any two applications of this powder. rusma ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1890)
"»S3, rusMa, И. 8.Ч. Fonthill, 3111, 4Í An Auswerte Capt. George Dixon, by John Meares. ... rusMa, 31. Ss.— 1677. Gough, 2280, H». Bishop of Ely 1036, 15«. ..."

3. The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas: Partly Based Upon the 28th by Albert Allis Hopkins (1910)
"Thinner skins are placed in pits, with lime or sulphide of sodium; very delicate skins are coated with rusma, sulphate of calcium, or gas lime. ..."

4. British Manufacturing Industries by George Phillips Bevan, Bevan, George Phillips, 1829?-1889 (1876)
"Very thin skins will not bear the action of liming without injury, and for this purpose the salve-like material called " rusma," consisting of one part of ..."

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