n. sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
There is a barrage of acid comments in today's newspapers.
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Over the whole field, previously so gaily beautiful with the glitter of bayonets and cloudlets of smoke in the morning sun, there now spread a mist of damp and smoke and a strange acid smell of saltpeter and blood.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The sensation was like being touched in the marrow with some pungent and searching acid, it set my very teeth on edge.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Comrades, we shall overthrow the government as true as there are fifteen intermediary acids between margaric acid and formic acid; however, that is a matter of perfect indifference to me.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The walk revived her spirits, and flattering herself that she had made good bargains, she trudged home again, after buying a very young lobster, some very old asparagus, and two boxes of acid strawberries.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Bubbles of carbonic acid gas will rise to the surface and burst, and make rings two or three feet wide.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
We melt strange metals, and we mix acids, and we cut open the bodies of the animals which we find in the City Cesspool.