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Láboratory. n.s. [laboratoire, French.] A chemist's workroom.

It would contribute to the history of colours, if chemists would in their laboratory take a heedful notice, and give us a faithful account, of the colours observed in the steam of bodies, either sublimed or distilled. Boyle on Colours.

The flames of love will perform those miracles they of the furnace boast of, would they employ themselves in this laboratory. Decay of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Boyle, Robert (84)

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