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Developed by the German scientist Georg Ernst Stahl early in the 18th century, phlogiston was a dominant chemical concept of the time because it seemed to explain so much in a simple fashion.
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a coloured substance that you can put on your eyelids
moving with rhythm, together as one
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American definition and synonyms of phlogiston from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.