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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Ferrocyanide \Fer`ro*cy"a*nide\ (? or ?; 104), n. [Ferro- +
     cyanide.] (Chem.)
     One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron
     and some other base.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Potassium ferrocyanide} (Chem.), yellow prussiate of potash;
        a tough, yellow, crystalline salt, {K4(CN)6Fe}, the
        starting point in the manufacture of almost all cyanogen
        compounds, and the basis of the ferric ferrocyanate,
        prussian blue. It is obtained by strongly heating together
        potash, scrap iron, and animal matter containing nitrogen,
        as horn, leather, blood, etc., in iron pots.
        [1913 Webster]

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