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1) alumnus, alum, alumna. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...or uh-LUM-nee) is the feminine gender plural of alumna, used for women and girls. Alums is the plural of the clipped form alum, used Conversationally and Informally,...

2) 48992. Self, Peggy Hite. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
..."She [Hall] is not the white-glove Southern lady that I think many, many of the older alums see themselves as and see Converse girls as being-which is absolutely...

3) bauxite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...and Georgia). It is the chief source of aluminum and of its compounds, including alumina, alums, and alundum. It is used in the preparation of abrasives and as a...

4) sulfate. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...is cupric sulfate, green vitriol is ferrous sulfate, and white vitriol is zinc sulfate. Alums are double sulfates, containing two different metals and two sulfate...

5) gallium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of the periodic table. It forms many compounds, among them oxides, hydroxides, halides, alums, and numerous organometallic compounds. Gallium arsenide and gallium...

6) FOREIGN PLURALS. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...spellings of the plurals have made the Conversational or Informal clipping alum (plural alums), with the stress on the second syllable, a very high-frequency word...

7) salt, chemical compound. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...positive ions, e.g., the mineral dolomite, or calcium magnesium carbonate, CaMg(CO3)2. Alums are a special kind of double salt. Complex salts, e.g., potassium ferricyanide,...

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