It is obtainable from most natural fatty bodies by the action of alkalis and similar reagents, whereby the fats are decomposed, water being taken up, and glycerin being formed together with the alkaline salt of some particular acid (varying with the nature of the fat).
Promotion was regular, but was obtainable only by entering at an early age one of the medresses or colleges; the student, after passing through the successive degrees of danishmend, mulazim and muderris, became first a molla, then a judge, rising to the higher ranks as fortune and opportunity offered.
The figures obtainable with respect to shipping are approximate, the statistical data not being altogether complete.
Similar results are obtainable by means of the remaining perforations.
Prawns, crayfish and oysters are also obtainable, and turtle (Chelonia mydas) are frequently captured.