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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brimstone  \Brim"stone\,  n.  [OE.  brimston,  bremston  bernston 
  brenston;  cf  Icel.  brennistein  See  {Burn},  v.  t.,  and 
  {Stone}.] 
  Sulphur;  See  {Sulphur}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brimstone  \Brim"stone\,  a. 
  Made  of  or  pertaining  to  brimstone;  as  brimstone  matches. 
 
  From  his  brimstone  bed  at  break  of  day  A-walking  the 
  devil  has  gone.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brimstone 
  n  :  an  old  name  for  sulfur  [syn:  {native  sulfur}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Brimstone 
  an  inflammable  mineral  substance  found  in  quantities  on  the 
  shores  of  the  Dead  Sea.  The  cities  of  the  plain  were  destroyed 
  by  a  rain  of  fire  and  brimstone  (Gen.  19:24,  25).  In  Isa.  34:9 
  allusion  is  made  to  the  destruction  of  these  cities.  This  word 
  figuratively  denotes  destruction  or  punishment  (Job  18:15;  Isa. 
  30:33;  34:9;  Ps  11:6;  Ezek.  38:22).  It  is  used  to  express  the 
  idea  of  excruciating  torment  in  Rev.  14:10;  19:20;  20:10. 
 




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