acid stain n.
See acid dye.
Yesterday I saw a horrid creature; her face blotched with red by acid stain or by a birth mark.
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
- Acid test
a severe and conclusive test to establish quality, genuineness, worth, etc. Contemporary Examples The debt ceiling vote will be something close to an acid test that this budget deal represents a cease fire in the budget wars. Republicans Compromise on the Budget, but Don’t Expect Them To Compromise on the Debt Ceiling Eleanor Clift December […]
- Acid sulfate
acid sulfate acid sulfate n. See bisulfate.
- Acid test ratio
a ratio of cash, receivables, and marketable securities to current liabilities, used in determining credit risks.
- Acid tide
acid tide acid tide n. A temporary increase in the acidity of the urine, occurring during fasting.