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1) alum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alum, (al´m) (KEY) , any one of a series of isomorphous double salts that are hydrated sulfates of a univalent cation (e.g., potassium, sodium, ammonium, cesium,...

2) Alum Creek Lake. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Alum Creek Lake, reservoir (5 sq mi/13 sq km), Del. co., central Ohio, on Alum Creek of Big Walnut Creek, 10 mi/16 km N of Columbus; 40°11'N 82°58'W. Max. capacity...

3) Alum Rock. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Alum Rock, uninc. city (1990 pop. 16,890), Santa Clara co., W Calif., residential suburb 6 mi/9.7 km NE of downtown San Jose. Alum Rock Park to N. Reid Hillview Airport...

4) Alum Creek. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Alum Creek (AL-uhm), uninc. town (1990 pop. 1,602), Kanawha co., W central W.Va., 10 mi/16 km W of Charlestown, on Big Coal R., at mouth of Alum Creek; 38°16'N 81°50'W....

5) alumnus, alum, alumna. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Alumni (pronounced uh-LUHM-nei or uh-LUM-nei) is the Latin masculine gender plural of alumnus, borrowed by English to refer to men and boys who have graduated from...

6) alum 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Informal An alumna or alumnus....

7) alum 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of various double sulfates of a trivalent metal such as aluminum, chromium, or iron and a univalent metal such as potassium or sodium, especially aluminum potassium...

8) chrome alum. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A violet-red crystalline compound, CrK(SO4)2ˇ12H2O, used in tanning, as a mordant, and in photography....

9) Crot'alum. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A sort of castanet, rattled in dancing. Aristopha n s calls a great talker krot alon (a clack). 1...

10) Clear-coat. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A mixture of size, alum, and whitening, for sizing walls. To cover over whatever might show through the coat of colour or paper to be put on it, also to make them...

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