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  • n. A laboratory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to elaborate.
  • n. A laboratory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Elaborating; tending to elaborate.
  • n. A laboratory.


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  • The doctor is to occupy the lower apartments of the eastern quadrangle, with freedom to use the old elaboratory and its implements.


  • At length my master suddenly disappeared, pretending to me that he was about to visit his elaboratory in this place, and forbidding me to disturb him till two days were past.


  • The palette for that work was laid by angels, from tubes long hidden in the choicest crypts of the vast elaboratory, and those transcendent tints.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • A rich soil furnishes too much nutriment, the plant grows very large and herbaceous, becomes overcharged with water relative to its assimilating and elaboratory power, especially if growing in a cold climate, and the equilibrium of the chemical proportions necessary for the formation of natural juices becomes deranged at the expense of quantity and quality of the volatile oil produced.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

  • A garden, an elaboratory, a work-house, improvements and breeding, are pleasant and profitable diversions to the idle and ingenious; for here they miss ill company, and converse with nature and art; whose variety are equally grateful and instructing; and preserve a good constitution of body and mind.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 13 — Religion and Philosophy

  • About eight o'clock -- the villagers being given to understand that only some noble commander is coming to pass the soldiers in the Castle in review -- arrived two lackeys, with panniers and saddle-bags, and a French varlet, who said he was, forsooth, a cook, and carried about with him a whole elaboratory of stove-furnaces, pots and pans, and jars of sauces and condiments.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • Who has informed them that this Nature is not actually assembling, in her immense elaboratory, the elements suitable to bring to light, generations entirely new, that will have nothing in common with those of the species at present existing?

    The System of Nature, Volume 1

  • Let us look upon nature as an immense elaboratory which contains every thing necessary for her action; who lacks nothing requisite for the production of all the phenomena she displays to our sight.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

  • In her bosom every thing is produced: she is an immense elaboratory, provided with materials, who makes the instruments of which she avails herself in her operations.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

  • Then down with Lord Brouncker to Sir R. Murray, into the King's little elaboratory, under his closet, a pretty place; and there saw a great many chymical glasses and things, but understood none of them.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, January 1668/69


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