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a state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character

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a vessel made of material that does not melt easily

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A portion of the stone will I grind to impalpable powder; other parts shall be dissolved in acids, or whatever solvents will act upon so admirable a composition; and the remainder I design to melt in the crucible, or set on fire with the blow-pipe.
Doctor Cacaphodel, the alchemist, returned to his laboratory with a prodigious fragment of granite, which he ground to powder, dissolved in acids, melted in the crucible, and burned with the blow-pipe, and published the result of his experiments in one of the heaviest folios of the day.
A great part of huge earth was scorched by the terrible vapour and melted as tin melts when heated by men's art in channelled (27) crucibles; or as iron, which is hardest of all things, is softened by glowing fire in mountain glens and melts in the divine earth through the strength of Hephaestus (28).
Rouletabille, who was ferreting in the chimney, put his fingers into one of the crucibles. Suddenly he drew himself up, and held up a piece of half-consumed paper in his hand.
Around the room were retorts, tubes, cylinders, crucibles, and other apparatus of chemical research.
All in that region was fire and commotion; the soup and fish were in the last stage of projection, and the cook hung over her crucibles in a frame of mind and body threatening spontaneous combustion.
Listed here are strong contenders that are operating in the global alumina crucible market.
NORTH-EAST dance fans will be able to see Scottish Ballet's acclaimed new work, The Crucible, ahead of its US premiere.
JIMMY White put a career of Crucible misery behind him to claim the World Seniors Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
The 57-year-old beat former world number eight Darren Morgan 5-3 to claim his second World Seniors title - but this year was the first time the event was at the Crucible.
Cypriot Michael Georgiou is on the verge of suffering the first Crucible whitewash in almost three decades.
The 1997 world champion would love nothing more than to come through the hallowed Crucible curtains as a player rather than a pundit.
Severna Park, MD, November 21, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Cyber Crucible, Inc.
The Rocket failed to fire at The Crucible in Sheffield - and resumes today 6-3 down to qualifier Stephen Maguire.