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Carbonic-acid gas

carbon dioxide.
Historical Examples

Plants take in carbonic-acid gas through their leaves, and send the oxygen back into the air ready for us to use again.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

This is carbonic-acid gas, which is a poison and will destroy life.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

There are two reasons then why we breathe: (a) to obtain oxygen; (b) to get rid of carbonic-acid gas.
First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg

Here it combines with the carbonic-acid gas taken from the air.
The School Book of Forestry Charles Lathrop Pack

The “Valley of Death,” in the island of Java, is simply the crater of an extinct volcano, filled with carbonic-acid gas.
One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed C. A. Bogardus

Then, after due consideration, it was decided to make the test with carbonic-acid gas instead.
Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly

What would have escaped up a chimney as carbonic-acid gas is confined here as a solid, and fire can yet liberate it.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

At the first inception of the idea, it seemed that carbonic-acid gas would be the motive power best adapted for short flights.
Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly

Thus in the insects oxygen and carbonic-acid gas are not carried by the blood but by special air-tubes.
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg

There was a good deal of carbonic-acid gas on Jupiter, but that would hardly confuse our senses.
A Journey in Other Worlds John Jacob Astor

another name for carbon dioxide


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