Its taste is somewhat sweet, its sweetening power being estimated at from a to -*- that of cane sugar.
Fitzgerald patented a process in 1683 having for its purpose the "sweetening of sea-water."
The syrup is used chiefly as a substitute for jam or preserved fruits, and the sugar is used in country homes for sweetening, for cooking purposes and for the making of confectionery.
In some places movable greenhouses have been erected for market purposes, so that the soil may be exposed to the sweetening effect of the weather, when the glass roof is moved to an adjoining patch.
Bee-keeping, too, must have been a considerable industry, though dates furnished a supply of sweetening material.
Contain J's account of the sweetening of the waters of Marah, with which has been incorporated a fragment of E's story of Massah (xv.
There is also a variety of Pedro-Ximenes, which, however, is not used for making ordinary wine, but for the purpose of preparing the so-called dulce, a very sweet must or wine, made from over-ripe grapes, which, after fortification with spirit, is employed for sweetening other wines.