Thursday, March 01, 2012
Definitions for alembic
- Anything that transforms, purifies, or refines.
- A vessel with a beaked cap or head, formerly used in distilling.
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Citations for alembic
The dream-world of their experiences in the wood near Athens becomes a kind of 'alembic' which they pass through to a truer perception of reality.
But the more he read the more he was astonished to find how the facts had passed through the alembic of Carlyle's brain and had come out and fitted themselves, each as a part of one great whole, making a compact result, indestructible and unrivaled...