Limbec
Limbec Lim"bec, v. t. To distill. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Limbec — Lim bec (l[i^]m b[e^]k), n. [Abbrev. of alembic.] An alembic; a still. [Obs.] Spenser. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbec — n. alembic, beaker used for distilling; still, apparatus for distilling liquids …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limbec — lim·bec …   English syllables

  • limbec — noun see limbeck …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alembic — A*lem bic ([.a]*l[e^]m b[i^]k), n. [F. alambic (cf. Sp. alambique), Ar. al anb[=i]q, fr. Gr. a mbix cup, cap of a still. The cap or head was the alembic proper. Cf. {Limbec}.] An apparatus formerly used in distillation, usually made of glass or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proteus — In Greek mythology, Proteus (Πρωτεύς) is an early sea god, one of several deities whom Homer calls the Old Man of the Sea [See also Nereus and Phorkys] , whose name suggests the first , as protogonos (πρωτόγονος) is the primordial or the… …   Wikipedia

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