On the small scale, a very capacious, flat-bottomed retort or cucurbit should be employed.
This apparatus consists of a cucurbit and capital of tinned copper or brass, Pl.
He then poured the whole into a cucurbit, and drew off the Spirit of Wine from the Salt by distillation.
The Decoction of such a plant perfectly resembles the water left in the cucurbit, after distilling its Essential Oil.
They heaped them together in the cucurbit, with the alcohol, lighted the fire, and waited.
The residue left in the cucurbit, after the Spirit is drawn off, is a sort of Extract of Wine.
cucurbit, kū′kur-bit, n. a chemical vessel used in distillation, originally shaped like a gourd.
Continue distilling this first liquor, till the vinegar contained in the cucurbit be diminished about a fourth part.
Distil in this manner, till you have drawn off, into your second receiver, two-thirds of the liquor that was left in the cucurbit.
It came over somewhat turbid, whereas it was very clear when put into the cucurbit.