Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pyroligneous acid

A crude brown liquor obtained by the distillation of wood. Its acidic properties are due chiefly to its acetic acid content. It is used as a substitute for sulfuric acid in some PICKLING processes.




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