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  • noun Plural form of alembic.

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Examples

  • Traveling distilleries, called alembics, would park along the roadside in agricultural areas.

    JOIE DE VIVRE

  • There among lecterns and desks, books and scrolls, bones and specimens and alchemical alembics and tubings, I cast the Calantina once more, receiving the nine and eleven, tunnel on stone, the Sign of the Rat.

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  • And I wonder if there is a link - atheists interested in the physical realm, in what mankind will become, while the more alembics and stuffed-alligator crowds look to a past with ogres and stoats and pixies and FUCKING ELVES ah and so the boom drops.

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  • This unusual, spicy and complex absinthe was distilled in very small batches by absintheurs Peter Schaf and David Nathan-Maister in antique alembics in Pontarlier, France.

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  • He devoured bulky tomes and spent hours toiling over alembics and retorts, struggling to turn lead into gold.

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  • As I mentioned earlier, this distillation in copper alembics makes for a very unusual note, not just because of the raw, earthy tone of the root itself, grown in Indian soil, but also because some of the copper remains in the oil and adds colour as well as olfactory residues.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • He devoured bulky tomes and spent hours toiling over alembics and retorts, struggling to turn lead into gold.

    Marieke

  • As I mentioned earlier, this distillation in copper alembics makes for a very unusual note, not just because of the raw, earthy tone of the root itself, grown in Indian soil, but also because some of the copper remains in the oil and adds colour as well as olfactory residues.

    Khus Khus (Wilde Vetyver)

  • Thus the upright cone in alembics helps the condensation of vapors; the inverted cone in receivers helps the draining off of the dregs of sugar.

    The New Organon

  • And as they touched them there was the swift dissolution, the melting away into putrescence of flesh and bone that I had witnessed when the dart touched fruit that time I had saved Rador — and upon this the Medusae gorged; pulsing lambently; their wondrous colours shifting, changing, glowing stronger; elfin moons now indeed, but satellites whose glimmering beauty was fed by death; alembics of enchantment whose glorious hues were sucked from horror.

    The Moon Pool

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