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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Paraffin

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Name given by Baron Reichenbach to a transparent crystalline substance obtained by distillation from wood, bituminous coal, shale, &c., and so called because it resists the action of the strongest acids and alkalies.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Paraffin'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/paraffin.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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