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Crúcible. n.s. [crucibulum, low Latin.] A chymist's melting pot, made of earth; so called, because they were formerly marked with a cross.

Take a quantity of good silver, and put it in a crucible or melting cruse, and set them on the fire, well covered round about with coals. Peacham on Drawing.

Sources: Peacham, Henry (53)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Crucible." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5871.


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