He stood and carried his coffee cup to the sink, pouring out the remains.
Beside the altar was a drain (piscina) for pouring away the water in which the communion vessels were rinsed.
On pouring a solution of chromous chloride into a saturated solution of sodium acetate, a red crystalline precipitate of chromous acetate is produced; this is much more permanent in air than the other chromous salts and consequently can be used for their preparation.
This is the most bitterly criticized action in his career, but no one but the man on the spot can judge how it is necessary to handle a crowd; and in addition one of the princes, Abu Bukt, heir-apparent to the throne, had made himself notorious for cutting off the arms and legs of English children and pouring the blood into their mothers' mouths.
P. 230), " treated it like the blood, pouring it out at the base of the altar."