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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 571 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRIMSTONE, the popular name of sulphur (q.v.), particularly of the commercial " roll sulphur." The word means literally " burning stone "; the first part being formed from the stem of the Mid. Eng. brennen, to burn. Earlier forms of the word are brenstone, bernstone, brynstone, &c.
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BENEDETTO BRIN (1833—1898)

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