"Now—the first man in the parish that I hear prophesying bad of our mistress, why" (here the fist was raised and let fall as Thor might have done with his hammer in assaying it)—"he’ll smell and taste that—or I’m a Dutchman."
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they made an assay of the contents
The fire assay technique for assaying gold has an accuracy of 2-3 parts per ten thousand (0.02%).