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alembic

an obsolete type of retort used for distillation
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"Her father," continued Baglioni, "was not restrained by natural affection from offering up his child in this horrible manner as the victim of his insane zeal for science; for, let us do him justice, he is as true a man of science as ever distilled his own heart in an alembic. What, then, will be your fate?
Raki is traditionally produced by twice-distilling either pure suma or suma that has been mixed with ethanol in traditional copper alembics and subsequently flavoring with aniseed.
Glass not only became an inspiration to alchemists but the basis for the furtherance of the art as glass alembics became integral to alchemical processes.
A small figure - a centaur, scorpion, or small demon - often sprouts from the vases, the alembics, the eggs, or drops, which are made out of white resin, a visually lighter and more phantasmagorical material than bronze.
canyons we call our trellis, causing alembics to explode
Further, he began distilling a la the alembics in 1983 in Mendocino County.