assay

[ verb a-sey; noun as-ey, a-sey ]SEE DEFINITION OF assay
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSAY

That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom.

If we liken them to gold, she has made her assay and says the gold is pure.

All the places I had to search for her were the stable and the assay office.

I've seen him like this before—the night he shot our own men in the assay office.

So one of them brought him the "specimen" and left it for assay.

Assay has gone through the fragments literally piece by piece.

I understand that the assay indicates it is a valuable find.

Mr. Kensington, I had this assay made for myself, and not for the public.

On keeping up the heat, the assay will resume its ordinary train.

The temperature necessary for the success of an assay is about 150° of Wedgewood.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to try, endeavor, strive; test the quality of," from Anglo-French assaier, from assai (n.), from Old French essai "trial" (see essay).

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