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Alembic meaning

alembic - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A vessel once used by chemists in distilling.

alembic - examples of usage

  1. During the time, being then lieutenants, Harry belonging to the Naiad frigate, and Headland to the Alembic, they had the good fortune to capture two Spanish frigates, the Thetis and Santa Brigida, laden with specie to the value of upwards of 300, 000 pounds sterling. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I shall rise from the alembic a saint of their own subliming! - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  3. There were things there that strangely seemed to have no smell at all; but grown in such rank masses, they contributed mysteriously to the alembic of the year. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
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