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still,

term applied to the apparatus used in distillationdistillation,
process used to separate the substances composing a mixture. It involves a change of state, as of liquid to gas, and subsequent condensation. The process was probably first used in the production of intoxicating beverages.
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, referring either to the flask in which a liquid to be distilled is evaporated, or to other pieces of equipment, or to the entire apparatus.

still

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(chemical engineering)
A device used to evaporate liquids; heat is applied to the liquid, and the resulting vapor is condensed to a liquid state.

still

1
a. a still photograph, esp of a scene from a motion-picture film
b. (as modifier): a still camera

still

2
1. an apparatus for carrying out distillation, consisting of a vessel in which a mixture is heated, a condenser to turn the vapour back to liquid, and a receiver to hold the distilled liquid, used esp in the manufacture of spirits
2. a place where spirits are made; distillery
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The fear I felt was no rational fear, but a panic terror not only of the Martians, but of the dusk and stillness all about me.
It was very faint and very far off, but it /was/ a sound, a faint, murmuring sound, for the others heard it too, and no words can describe the blessedness of it after all those hours of utter, awful stillness.
And this stillness of life did not in the least resemble a peace.
Yes, In hear it," answered Levin, reluctantly breaking the stillness with his voice, which sounded disagreeable to himself.
He heard something snap loudly in the fiery stillness.
The perfect stillness around him had something solemn in it, but he felt it was the lying solemnity of a temple devoted to the rites of a debasing persuasion.
They sat motionless and scared in the profound stillness, till the door came open, and a rough, strained whispering was heard:
He had been paid decently - four one-shilling pieces - and he contemplated them in perfect stillness, as if they had been the surprising terms of a melancholy problem.
The ears hung at different angles, negligently; and the macabre figure of that mute dweller on the earth steamed straight up from ribs and backbone in the muggy stillness of the air.
The flakes fell fast and thick, soon covering the ground some inches deep, and spreading abroad a solemn stillness.
It had moved softly enough, but when it ceased to crunch the snow, the silence was as startling as if some great noise had been replaced by perfect stillness.
The knocking, which was now renewed, and which in that stillness they could plainly hear, troubled them.