What does the word alkali mean?

Usage examples for alkali

  1. Five minutes later John Spencer, covered with the alkali dust of his twenty miles' ride, dismounted at Violet's side. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Presently we commence our run through the great barren alkali plains, emerging from which we get into a more fertile country, and, at Cedar Pass, notice the great ranch of Messrs. – A start in life by C. F. Dowsett
  3. We began to find alkali on the surface of the ground to- day. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  4. If you were dying of thirst I'd pour alkali dust down your throat. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx

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