See also:matter is disintegrated by such processes as grinding, crushing, pounding, &c., hence any preparation which takes the
See also:form of such loose uncompacted particles, the most
See also:familiar example of such preparation being that of
See also:gunpowder (q.v.) . Many powders are found in medical uses, some of which have retained the name of their inventor, such as the compound powder of
See also:rhubarb, "
See also:Gregory powder," named after a Scottish
See also:James Gregory (1758-1822) . Various preparations in form of powder are used for
See also:toilet purposes . During the
See also:period when the hair or
See also:wig was worn " powdered " or whitened, houses had a
See also:room set apart for the
See also:process, known as the powdering-room or closet .
POVOA DE VARZIM
FREDERICK YORK POWELL (1850-1904)
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