from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See alchemic, alchemist, alchemistic, alchemy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See alchemic, etc.
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'We have not been able to get aught thereof as yet,' answered they, 'but fear nothing: to-morrow, God willing, we will make an alchymic operation for thee.
Therefore when people asked Gottlieb how he had risen to such a pinnacle of fortune, the old merchant screwed his eye into its wisest corner, and answered slyly, 'Because I 've always been a student of the heavenly bodies'; a communication which failed not to make the orbs and systems objects of ardent popular worship in Cologne, where the science was long since considered alchymic, and still may be.
He also wrote three treatises upon natural philosophy, and an alchymic allegory, entitled _Le Désir désiré_.
The alchymic adepts in general were of the same opinion; but they found it difficult to persuade even his contemporaries of the fact.
The alchymic mania never called forth the ingenuity of a more consummate or more successful impostor than Joseph Francis Borri.
As it relates principally to the alchymic cheats of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the following abridgment of it may not be out of place in this portion of our history.
'Look at the alchymic glass,' he cried; 'something glows in the crucible, pure and heavy.'
Gold! gold! 'he shouted, again holding the glass aloft, that it might flash in the sunshine; but his hand trembled, and the alchymic glass fell from it, clattering to the ground, and brake in a thousand pieces.
-- Gold, gold! 'he shouted, and again held aloft the glass to let it flash in the sunshine; but his hand trembled, and the alchymic glass fell clattering to the ground, and broke into a thousand pieces; and the last bubble of his happiness had burst!
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