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brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphurnoun
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.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sulphur. See Sulphur.
Etymology: corrupted from brin or brenstone, that is, firy stone.
From his infernal furnace forth he threw
Huge flames, that dimmed all the heaven’s light,
Enroll’d in duskish smoke and brimstone blue. Fairy Q. b. i.
This vapour is generally supposed to be sulphureous, though I can see no reason for such a supposition: I put a whole bundle of lighted brimstone matches to the smoke, they all went out in an instant. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
sulphur; See Sulphur
made of, or pertaining to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brim′stōn, n. sulphur: (fig.) a virago.—Fire and brimstone! an ejaculation. [Lit. burning stone; from A.S. brýne, a burning—byrnan, to burn, and Stone; cf. Ger. bernstein.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The numerical value of brimstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of brimstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of brimstone in a Sentence
In a way, without fire and brimstone, this is a natural disaster, a technological failure and natural disaster.
I had just liberated fire and brimstone by taking these two clear chemicals and putting them together, and that led me to becoming a chemistry major in college.
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- sofreCatalan, Valencian
- svovl, citronsommerfuglDanish
- Zitronenfalter, SchwefelGerman
- سنگ آهکPersian
- sitruunaperhonen, rikki, tulikiviFinnish
- krūkļu baltenis, citrontauriņšLatvian
- лимо́нница, се́ра, круши́нницаRussian
- svavel, citronfjärilSwedish
- diêm sanhVietnamese
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