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poke the borax at (someone or something)

slang To taunt or mock someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. The humorist has long been poking the borax at figures high in the social and political spheres, drawing the ire from many of them. I was just poking the borax at him—I didn't think he'd take it so personally!
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Using a handful of borax rubbed on wetted feet stops itching immediately.
[T.sub.8] = Four foliar sprays of 0.5% borax (1st at 4-5 leaves stage, 2nd, 3rd and 4th with one week interval).
First, the raw materials including MgO powder, ADP powder, quartz powder, and borax were mixed for 1 min in a vertical-axis planetary mixer according to Table 1.
In present findings the minimum fruit drop(28.48%) was obtained in treatment [T.sub.9] (basal dose 250 gm chelated zinc+borax + foliar 3gm zinc sulphate + 2gm boron) followed by 33.21% in T7 treatment (basal and foliar dose of 250 gm chelated zinc+ borax) was recorded compared to 57.29% in [T.sub.10] (control) as shown in table-2.Zinc and boron play an important role in reducing the fruit drop because zinc helps in biosynthesis of IAA, while as boron helps in translocation of sugars in the plants These results are accordance with the results of choudhari et al.
For the 1st experiment, 50 g seeds of each wheat cultivars were soaked in aerated solution of 1.0, 0.5, 0.1, 0.05 and 0.01 M B [boric acid (H3BO3), B = 17% (MERCK, Purity = 99.5%) and borax (Na2B4O7), B = 11% (MERCK, Purity = 98%)] or water (hydropriming) for 12 h at 25 +- 2degC and then dried back to their original weight.
Borax Paper is a full-service supplier of food packaging, paper products, foodservice and janitorial supplies.
Transfer 1 tablespoon of the borax mixture into the plastic bag.
Boron compound in the manufacture of glass fiber insulation is widely used as borax pentahydrate.
Boron fertilisers in the form of very soluble B compounds such as sodium borate or borax ([Na.sub.2][B.sub.4][O.sub.7] x 10[H.sub.2]O) and boric acid ([H.sub.3]B[O.sub.3]) and less soluble B sources such as colemanite ([Ca.sub.2][B.sub.6][O.sub.11]] x 5[H.sub.2]0) and ulexite (NaCa[B.sub.5][O.sub.9] x 8[H.sub.2]O) have been added to soil to maintain plant growth (Wear and Wilson 1954).
We lived in Ladywood at the time which had its fair share of bombing, like the Borax factory 300 yards down the road, which went up like Blackpool illuminations.
Add three tablespoons of borax for every cup of water you put in the jar.
BAN Toxics' method uses borax and relies on gravity, the same method being used in traditional mining areas in Benguet province.
Lorraine Shaughnessy, West London: My gran used to use Borax. I don't know whether or not you can still get it but I know it's put in some detergents.
More consumers are using natural cleaning products such as borax and pumice stones, according to Riedel Marketing Group's Housewares TrendTracker 2014 survey.