alembic

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alembic englannista suomeksi

  1. retortti, tislausastia

  1. Substantiivi

  2. tislausastia, retortti

alembic englanniksi

  1. An early chemical apparatus, consisting of two retorts connected by a tube, used to purify substances by distillation

  2. 1818, Thomas Love Peacock, ''Abbey|Nightmare Abbey'', Abbey/Chapter XI|chapter 11

  3. Ideal beauty is not the mind’s creation: it is real beauty, refined and purified in the mind’s alembic, from the alloy which always more or less accompanies it in our mixed and imperfect nature.
  4. 1836, Emerson, ''Nature'', (1836)/Chapter 3|Chapter 3

  5. Thus is Art, a nature passed through the alembic of man.
  6. 1886, Joseph Rémi Léopold Delboeuf, ''Science Monthly/Volume 29/June 1886/What May Animals Be Taught?|What May Animals Be Taught?''

  7. The great physiologist Schwann, for instance, who died in 1882, maintained that there was an insurmountable barrier between us and those whom Michelet calls our inferior brethren. To him animals were alembics and electric batteries ; mechanics, physics, and chemistry could account for all their manifestations.
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