Definitions for brimstoneˈbrɪmˌstoʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(not in technical use)
Origin of brimstone:
bef. 1150; ME brinston, late OE brynstān. See burn1, stone
brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur(noun)
an old name for sulfur
The sulphur of Hell; Hell, damnation.
Used attributively as an intensifier in exclamations.
The butterfly Gonepteryx rhamni of the Pieridae family.
Composed of or resembling brimstone; about or pertaining to Hell.
Origin: From brimston, bremston, corrupted forms of brinston, brenston, bernston, from brynstan, equivalent to , or . Cognate with brunstane, brennisteinn, Bernstein. Compare also brimfire. More at burn, stone.
sulphur; See Sulphur
made of, or pertaining to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A little bit of Hades, which finds its match on earth and smells to heaven. Better to strike it here than in the hereafter.
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