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" From their obscure, and perhaps fallacious hints, it should seem that the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was the naphtha, or liquid bitumen, a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil, which springs from the earth, and catches fire as soon as it... "
Excerpta Historica: Or, Illustrations of English History - Page 79
by Samuel Bentley - 1833 - 444 pages
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History of Marine Architecture: Including an Enlarged and Progressive View ...

John Charnock - Naval architecture - 1801
...the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was the napt/ia, or liquid bitumen, a light tenacious and inflammable oil, which springs from the earth, and...fire as soon as it comes in contact with the air. The naptha was mingled I know not by what methods, or in what proportions, with sulphur, and with the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...of the Greek fire was the naptha,™ or liquid bitumen, a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil,19 which springs from the earth, and catches fire as soon as it comes in contact with the air. The naptha was mingled, I know not by what methods or in what Abulfeda (Annal. Moslem, p. 106), and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1811
...the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was the naptha' or liquid bitumen, a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil,* which springs from the earth, and...fire as soon as it comes in contact with the air. The naptha was mingled, I know not by what methods or in what proportions, with sulphur and with the...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 2, Part 2

Europe - 1811
...hydrogen gas is evolved, which holds a little of the potassium in solution, and, in consequence takes fire as soon as it comes In contact with the air. This combustion kindles the potassium, which instantly burns with a kind of explosion. One grain of potassium,...
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volume 4

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was naphtha, or liquid bitumen ; a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil, which springs from the earth, and...fire as soon as it comes ,in contact with the air. The naphtha was mingled, I know not by what methods, or in what proportions, with sulphur and with...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 7

Edward Gibbon - Rome - 1827
...or Mqfai'ac, (Procop. de Bel1. Gothic. L iv. c. 11.) may fairly signify this liquid bitumen. CHAP. and catches fire as soon as it comes in contact with the • air. The naptha was mingled, I know not by what methods or in what proportions, with sulphur and with the...
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The signs of the times, as denoted by fulfilment of historical predictions

Alexander Keith - 1832
...the principal ingredient of the Greek lire was the naptha or liquid bitumen, a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil which springs from the earth and catches...fire as soon as it comes in contact with the air. The naphtha was mingled, I know not by what methods or in what proportions, with sulphur, (brimstone,)...
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The Signs of the Times: As Denoted by the Fulfilment of Historical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Keith - Bible - 1832
...the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was the naptha or liquid bitumen, a light, tenacious, and inflammable oil which springs from the earth and catches...fire as soon as it comes in contact with the air. The naphtha was mingled, I know not by what methods or in what proportions, with sulphur, (brimstone,)...
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The History of Arabia: Ancient and Modern ...

Andrew Crichton - Arabian Peninsula - 1834
...extraordinary composition the principal ingredient was naphtha, or liquid bitumen, a tenacious and inflammable oil which springs from the earth, and...as soon as it comes in contact with the air. This substance was mingled with certain proportions of sulphur, and pitch extracted from evergreen firs...
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long].

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1838
...that the principal ingredient of the Greek fire was naphtha, or liquid bitumen, a hcht, tenacious, and inflammable oil which springs from the earth, and catches fire as soon as it conies in contact with the a:r. The naphtha was mingled, I know not by what method or in what proportion,...
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