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This is the crucible from which is distilled the alembic of power.

A French physician, who travelled in China, says he never saw an alembic or distillatory apparatus in the whole country.

And gold they prove, when submitted to the test of the alembic.

Better perhaps the alembic and the pentagon than the faro-table and the dice-box.

In some countries, the alembic is used as a condenser, instead of a worm.

The golden ore was passing through the alembic of adversity.

I then turned my attention to a receiver, connected by a worm with an alembic on the furnace.

From the alembic a strange cloud arose, And once again her face!

Mete out the sulphur Into the alembic Of Cleopatra's crystal.

As in a chemist's alembic, he fused and tried our Constitution and all our history.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Middle French alambic (13c.), via Old Spanish, from Arabic al-anbiq "distilling flask," from Greek ambix "cup," of unknown, possibly Semitic, origin. Often spelled limbeck 15c.-17c.

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