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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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Borax Paper is a full-service supplier of food packaging, paper products, foodservice and janitorial supplies.
serpentina flies were captured in traps baited with Biolure or CeraTrap than in traps baited with Captor + borax.
The randomized complete block (RCB) design was used with factorial arrangement having litchi cultivars in main blocks while 13 treatments comprising of different doses of CaCl2 and Borax (Na2B4O7 10H2O) including control in subplots.
Orocobre concluded during a due diligence process that although Borax Argentina is currently a relatively small and marginally profitable producer, it is asset-rich in terms of mines, plant, and human resources and has potential to materially improve performance based on processing recovery improvements and plant utilization.
The slime is made of long strings of guar gum stuck together following a reaction with the borax.
The wood specimens were smoked with mangium wood for 15 days, and for comparison purposes, untreated wood specimens (as a control), polystyrened wood, and preserved wood with borax were also tested.
However, ingesting it or applying large amounts to the skin can cause acute poisoning, so parents should be vigilant about where they store and use products containing Borax.
Yes, borax can be nasty stuff if used improperly (as with most things).
The team's analyses of bacteria and air showed that the borax treatments reduced SR populations by 99 percent after the first week and reduced hydrogen sulfide levels by 80 percent after six weeks.
The seed crystals were produced from 30 gram of Univar AR grade borax dissolved in 100 mL of Milli-Q water by heating up until 60[degree]C and filtered through filter paper.
Maria Bjork is with Stora Enso Pulp Competence Centre, Sweden; Tomas Sjogren and Tommy Lundin are with Stora Enso Pulp AB Norrsundet Mill, Sweden; Helen Rickards is with Borax Europe Limited, UK; Saied Kochesfahani is with US Borax Inc.
Also, in 1898, borax was found in the mountains surrounding the Antelope Valley, sparking the world's largest open-pit borax mine.
Since we launched Borax and Bicarbonate of Soda in December, the feedback has been astounding," says Mike Pugh, marketing director.
Materials: Newspaper, plastic wrap, 4-ounce bottle of white glue, two large bowls, measuring cup, water, food coloring, measuring spoon, borax powder (In the laundry aisle of the supermarket)