Thank the nonexistent gods of Karl Marx that Arthur Miller wrote The crucible so I could imagine the blacklist.
KS: Well, every actor has to get through his Shaw crucible.
The only individuals and entities that do learn are those that have personally experienced—and endured—the crucible of crisis.
Out of the crucible we call art, there is rarely if ever what might be described as good clean fun.
But he seems most comfortable riffing on the future outside the crucible of electoral politics.
A rod of iron placed in the crucible with the assays will decompose any regulus that may be formed.
But the crucible was no longer—as then of pity; it was the crucible of love.
The alchemist was bending over a crucible when Elizabeth entered.
The fusion is conducted in a Fletcher's crucible furnace in a clay crucible.
The reduced silver will be pure and may be removed by breaking the crucible.
early 15c., from Medieval Latin crucibulum "melting pot for metals," originally "night lamp." First element might be Middle High German kruse "earthen pot." Or perhaps it is from Latin crux on some fancied resemblance to a cross. Used of any severe test or trial since 1640s.