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  • It is illegal and dangerous to distill whisky without a license.
    distill = make
  • I poured the distilled water and added the drops from the base formula, then passed the tiny glass bottle through the ring made by my thumb and index fingers, counting to fifty or a hundred, then moving on to the next.   (source)
    distilled = purified
  • The rafts hadn't been equipped with water desalinizing or distilling materials, nor did they have containers in which to catch rain.   (source)
    distilling = purifying
  • The harmattan was in the air and seemed to distill a hazy feeling of sleep on the world.   (source)
    distill = concentrate (make more powerful)
  • But now-I want you to feel old, I want a little of my cowardice to be distilled in you tonight.   (source)
    distilled = concentrated
  • The only part of his formula I know is that he uses distilled water for his ice and distills it himself to be sure.   (source)
    distills = purified
  • ...could it be made with distilled water and...   (source)
  • Well, there may be a poison that distills itself out of good things.   (source)
    distills = extracts in concentrated form
  • And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine.   (source)
    distills = concentrates
  • On the other side of the house, old Roger Chillingworth arranged his study and laboratory: not such as a modern man of science would reckon even tolerably complete, but provided with a distilling apparatus and the means of compounding drugs and chemicals, which the practised alchemist knew well how to turn to purpose.   (source)
    distilling = for purifying or concentrating a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
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  • Montag moved back to his own house, left the window wide, checked Mildred, tucked the covers about her carefully, and then lay down with the moonlight on his cheekbones and on the frowning ridges in his brow, with the moonlight distilled in each eye to form a silver cataract there.   (source)
    distilled = concentrated
  • I would take fifteen drops from the base formula—which was kept in Mother's sewing cupboard, where it would not be used or polluted—and add them to a small bottle of distilled water.   (source)
    distilled = purified
  • The doctor not only agreed to have Louie "hospitalized," he threw him a welcome-back-to-life bash, complete with a five-gallon barrel of "bourbon"—alcohol mixed with Coke syrup, distilled water, and whatever else was handy.   (source)
  • By the evening of that day Napoleon was back at work, and on the next day it was learned that he had instructed Whymper to purchase in Willingdon some booklets on brewing and distilling.   (source)
    distilling = making alcoholic beverages
  • He was pale as death, anxious and absorbed, and hung over the furnace as if it depended upon his utmost watchfulness whether the liquid which it was distilling should be the draught of immortal happiness or misery.   (source)
    distilling = purifying or concentrating
  • It might be the exhilaration of that potent cordial which is distilled only in the furnace-glow of earnest and long-continued thought.   (source)
    distilled = made (figuratively, like a liquor made by boiling and condensing vapors)
  •   Take thou this vial, being then in bed,
      And this distilled liquor drink thou off:   (source)
    distilled = purified or concentrated liquid
  •   Which with sweet water nightly I will dew;
      Or, wanting that, with tears distill'd by moans:   (source)
    distill'd = purified or concentrated
  • He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.   (source)
    distilled = concentrated
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  • If you had to distill your life experience into one lesson to share, what would it be?
    distill = summarize the essence
  • These would be distilled into an 84-count indictment.   (source)
    distilled = extracted and concentrated
  • He distilled this for me to mean that Judge Taylor might look lazy and operate in his sleep, but he was seldom reversed, and that was the proof of the pudding.   (source)
    distilled = extracted the essential idea
  •   Sweet roses do not so;
      Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
      And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
      When that shall vade, my verse distills—your truth.   (source)
    distills = concentrates the essential
  • The bathroom was plastered in girlie pinups, a Sistine Chapel of pornography. Phil gaped at it, marveling at the distillation of frustrated flyboy libido that had inspired it.   (source)
    distillation = concentration
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  • Sometimes they would drive all the way to Windsor, and stop at roadhouses that featured cocktails and ferocious piano-playing and raffish dancing — roadhouses frequented by gangsters involved in the rum-running, who would come up from Chicago and Detroit to make their deals with the law-abiding distillers on the Canadian side.†   (source)
  • You don't know what you will find if you continue to distill it, only that "this tastes ever so slightly saltier than that."†   (source)
  • Translator's Note: Er guo tou is a distilled liquor made from sorghum, sometimes called "Chinese vodka."†   (source)
  • The first emergency survival tip was posted by Vince himself—how to distill marijuana into a liquid painkiller.†   (source)
  • Yes, a bottle of wine was the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself.†   (source)
  • One drop I poured off, and all day I worked with it, distilling, drawing out that weak scent.†   (source)
  • There were also a few highly cryptic lines distilling the art and science of navigation.†   (source)
  • I give him a single-page document with a distillation of what he should know for his upcoming test.†   (source)
  • Habitual fretting about her children, her husband, her sister, the help, had rubbed her senses raw; migraine, mother love and, over the years, many hours of lying still on her bed, had distilled from this sensitivity a sixth sense, a tentacular awareness that reached out from the dimness and moved through the house, unseen and all-knowing.†   (source)
  • Like fruit put up in jars and forgotten about, the sweetness seemed even more distilled as she returned.†   (source)
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  • The most distilled possible form of liberation.†   (source)
  • Then the liquor is distilled.†   (source)
  • In this chapter, I want to try to dig deeper into why that's the case by looking at the outlier in its purest and most distilled form, the genius.†   (source)
  • That much was clear from the meat-ripping points on its teeth, from the dried gore crusted beneath its claws and from the distilled hatred spilling from its eyes.†   (source)
  • For the first time in his life he had an adult thought, an adult feeling, the essence of his experience in this bad place — a sorrowful distillation: (Mommy and Daddy can't help me and I'm alone.†   (source)
  • The distillers put the blades in for an extra kick.†   (source)
  • Soon the struggle for control distilled to a personal conflict between Burnham and Davis, its primary battlefield a disagreement over who should control the artistic design of exhibits and interiors.†   (source)
  • The cubicle at that place, her cubicle, was the distillation of it all.†   (source)
  • In Mr. Ferris's physical science class we were distilling aspirins, very large aspirins, which by the time the last bell rang Mr. Ferris said he needed.†   (source)
  • When you distill it from bananas with a solvent, amyl acetate is a natural flavor.†   (source)
  • It was because the end of the talk had to be a distillation of how I felt about the end of my life.†   (source)
  • The knowledge drops into my anger and distills it into something pure and clear.†   (source)
  • That I could double-distill, perform titration, calcify, sublimate, and precipitate solution.†   (source)
  • He could not be certain what he would do, but of one thing he was positive: he did not want the water distilled out of Jamis' flesh.†   (source)
  • The memory of that moment of my life is one of those crystal-clear ones, distilled and distinct, like the moment you graduate from high school or your first child is born.†   (source)
  • Its eyes are fused shut, its fingers like fragile little twigs, its lungs not yet developed enough to distill oxygen from air.†   (source)
  • There was a man who distilled his own wine three rooms down—he used mess hall rice and canned apricot juice—they heard him weeping late on their third night while his wife threatened him.†   (source)
  • The big tankers from the United States or England always carried fresh water to us in ballast, and then it was distilled again so that we could drink it.†   (source)
  • He had distilled the contents of his medical texts onto index cards.†   (source)
  • A fiery hieroglyph burned on her palm—Ra's secret name, distilled into a single unbelievably powerful word.†   (source)
  • The General Assembly had made it illegal to distill whiskey because it was made from grain, and grain was needed for food.†   (source)
  • "There's too much, it would take too long, let me distill it for you: the wedding is at six, which leaves us probably now something over half an hour to get in, steal the girl, and get out; but not before I kill Count Rugen."†   (source)
  • Transcendent joy filled him; whatever the orb was, it seemed to be composed of distilled happiness.†   (source)
  • From her father, Alex learned that everything could be distilled into facts.†   (source)
  • Distilled wine.†   (source)
  • Then he swirled the Q-Tip in a test tube full of distilled water and capped the tube.†   (source)
  • It was a pure, distilled strand of hatred, weaving its way through my core.†   (source)
  • Concentrating on research and distilling it into words took all the mental energy she had.†   (source)
  • It was later sold, in distilled form, as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea.†   (source)
  • Ursula found him there one afternoon when she was going about sprinkling the house with distilled water and a bunch of nettles, and in spite of the fact that she had been with him many times she asked him who he was.†   (source)
  • And the vials had probably been filled with distilled water instead of antibiotics, Marko learned the next day.†   (source)
  • Yes, the KGB was part of the multiplying swarm, the cell-blast of reality that has to be distilled and initialed in order to be seen.†   (source)
  • Hard Tack, also a Man o' War son, inherited the fabled Hastings temper distilled to crystal purity.†   (source)
  • At the same time, former SEAL Dick Couch was gaining clearance from the Navy to observe and document what Adam was about to undergo, "a process," he would write in The Warrior Elite, "that transforms young men into warriors…. a distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit."†   (source)
  • Centuries of close living had distilled an elaborate system of courtesies designed to make this dense cohabitation enjoyable.†   (source)
  • Disillusioned with political organizations, he had distilled his thoughts down to three or four basic ideas, on which he built his whole philosophy.†   (source)
  • Back then, he saw it solely in centrifugal terms, as something designed to distill and separate rather than unite.†   (source)
  • The theory goes that if somehow our peculiar essence could be distilled and captured—in a bottle, as he said, or more likely a petri dish—then perhaps that essence could also be transferred from one being to another.†   (source)
  • One sentence to distill everything that mattered?†   (source)
  • Inside the coffin, which was padded, there were rows of pockets that held ship's biscuits, dried fruit, fishhooks (and fishing line), a compass, charts, and a wonderful device for distilling drinking water from the sea.†   (source)
  • Charlie Bundrum did not distill whiskey for just any trash, but sold it only to the doctor, the lawyer, the man who owned the drugstore and the man who ran the school board.†   (source)
  • Now, as he stood drinking at the plateau pool, she felt her fury not lessen but distill.†   (source)
  • She searched for the source, tried to distill it from the noise of worries and night terrors and dream stuff, but it had disappeared back into the chaos of Bixby's mental terrain as quickly as it had surfaced, a stone dropping into a churning ocean.†   (source)
  • It seemed that I had to dive down through the waters of history even to glimpse these brilliant gouramis and golden carp who dwelled so easily in the distilled fathoms of their heritage.†   (source)
  • Max told the Demon of David's red flowers and how he distilled them into poisons.†   (source)
  • The patient continued to stare out the window, consciously trying to raise his unconscious, fixing his eyes on the natural violence beyond the glass, distilling the movement, silently doing his "damndest" to let his reactions give rise to words and images.†   (source)
  • It says, at the very end, in the last distillation of all you know, that you have only one thing left, one thing that might travel, though God only knows how.†   (source)
  • I'd say it was sent from there to a lab, where the nectar was distilled.†   (source)
  • But today when I buy sewage, I'm charged distilled-water price and on top of that for the solids.†   (source)
  • Up in the hollows of the hills the smell of the distilling was caught and held, keeping the Revenue Agents from finding you.†   (source)
  • Rita had been careless, he guessed, and had forgotten to fill the battery with distilled water, for it was close to dead.†   (source)
  • The only part of his formula I know is that he uses distilled water for his ice and distills it himself to be sure.†   (source)
  • He raised the glass of weak, poorly distilled vodka to his lips and sipped.†   (source)
  • They distill it on the spot, out of the brown coal.†   (source)
  • She had always seemed to me their distillation, a glittering monument to our blood's vain cruelty.†   (source)
  • What a mistake it is to distill this poem into something hopeless.†   (source)
  • We distill it from crushed elderberries and spun moonbeams.†   (source)
  • In his mind, Deo distilled the PIH message this way: "By all means, let's do prevention!†   (source)
  • It's the distillation of dating to a simple snap judgment.†   (source)
  • It seemed possible that Kushner might have stumbled across the growing, distilling, or stockpiling of one of these substances quite by accident during his search for signs of the tenderfoot writer.†   (source)
  • Once I was home, I went into the kitchen and fixed myself a drink of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of honey (from my backyard beehive) and a tablespoon of my own homemade vinegar (made from tart apples, brown sugar, and distilled water).†   (source)
  • He was the distilled essence of the dynamic manager, a guy who knew how to delegate, had the passion to inspire, and looked good in what he wore to work.†   (source)
  • One first tastes the broth—that simmered distillation of fish bones, fennel, and tomatoes, with their hearty suggestions of Provence.†   (source)
  • Everything was warm and intense: the heated kang stove-beds lined with thick layers of ura sedge, the Guandong and Mohe tobacco stuffed in copper pipes, the thick and heavy sorghum meal, the sixty-five-proof baijiu distilled from sorghum—all of these blended into a quiet and peaceful life, like the creek at the edge of the village.†   (source)
  • The still operates on the principle of distillation: sea water lying beneath the sealed cone on the black canvas is heated by the sun and evaporates, gathering on the inside surface of the cone.†   (source)
  • She thought of the boy's features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus.†   (source)
  • Before she could distill any of those thoughts into words, he was looking past her, through the whelping room door and into the main kennel.†   (source)
  • Almost all the peasants he was meeting shared a belief that seemed like a distillation of liberation theology: "Everybody else hates us," they'd tell him, "but God loves the poor more.†   (source)
  • In two months I could distill liquor until it was too strong to drink, bandage a wound, set a bone, and diagnose hundreds of sicknesses from symptoms.†   (source)
  • Trudy could have walked in at any moment, and what, exactly, would he have said if she'd asked why he was carrying a bottle ribboned with Hangul lettering and with some liquid inside that looked like the purest, most distilled venom?†   (source)
  • The spells that protected Telegonus did not need to be renewed for another half a moon, so what I did was only for my own pleasure, drying and grinding, distilling tinctures for later use.†   (source)
  • Within the hour, they would once again experience that intricacy of flavors, that divine distillation, that impression as rich and elusive as— "Good evening, comrade."†   (source)
  • It looked as if an alchemist had distilled a dozen swords, and when the crucible had cooled this was lying in the bottom: a sword in its pure form.†   (source)
  • I've drunk hooch distilled from fruit juice and bread and Jolly Rancher candies; I've huffed spray deodorant; I've smoked dried banana peels rolled up in a page of the Bible.†   (source)
  • The gunslinger walked away, aware that Kennerly had turned to watch him, aware of the fact that he could whirl and catch the hostler with some true and untinctured emotion distilled on his face.†   (source)
  • Strange wailing sounds filled her ears—millions of heartbroken voices, as if the river were made of distilled sadness.†   (source)
  • And as for the people who do the extremely hard work of gathering maple sap and distilling it, twenty percent of gross profits are detailed to bonuses.†   (source)
  • In this match, every attack and defense had been stripped of artistic flourish and distilled down to its brutal core.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, cocaine dealers and aficionados across the country, and perhaps also in the Caribbean and South America, were working on a safer version of distilled cocaine.†   (source)
  • Each asks of him the same untenable thing: to distill himself into neat categories like GPA, SAT score, extracurricular activities, and favorite subjects.†   (source)
  • His eyes were as red as blood, as if every Valentine in the world had been squeezed dry, distilled into one poisonous mixture.†   (source)
  • It was one of those days in Central Park when there's a distilled sense of perception, a spareness, every line firm and unredundant, and the leaves were beginning to turn, the dogwoods and sumacs, and nothing was wasted or went unseen.†   (source)
  • In risky and desperate processes of distillation, melted with the seven planetary metals, mixed with hermetic mercury and vitriol of Cyprus, and put back to cook in hog fat for lack of any radish oil, Ursula's precious inheritance was reduced to a large piece of burnt hog cracklings that was firmly stuck to the bottom of the pot.†   (source)
  • Alessandro impulsively wrote his name, the dates of his assignment, and his comment, for he did not want to spend a month trying to distill the wisdom of the ages into one line.†   (source)
  • So while Pollard lay on the ground, his cries distilling down to long strings of barked obscenities, the panicked stable hands heaved the gear out of the runabout.†   (source)
  • The long years of solitude and unhappiness had distilled her emotions and purified her feelings down to a few terrible, magnificent passions, which possessed her totally.†   (source)
  • February is a bad time to be estranged from your best friend-a month when freshmen tend to distill and discard some of the unfamiliar, insecure elements of the first semester that kept them all holding on to each other, traveling in large, safe groups.†   (source)
  • There they distilled a homemade brandy that was used as a drink, to light the stove, to disinfect wounds, and to kill cockroaches; they pompously called it "vodka."†   (source)
  • They're the special few who distill their unquestioned faith in God's power into a faith in themselves and their own power, a faith in their own ability to figure things out, improve themselves, and find their way in the world.†   (source)
  • But most of all the trees would distill an icy air for the lungs, and a gentle rustling for the ear when you lay nights in your snowy bed and were gentled to sleep by the sound.†   (source)
  • There was a distillation of wild exultancy in his blood.†   (source)
  • Scent and flowers, radiance and heat, are distilled here to a fiery, to a yellow liquid.†   (source)
  • His body as it sickened distilled a green bile of hatred against her crescent health.†   (source)
  • The end of another sentence…hollyhocks like distilled sunsets and larkspur like concentrate of heaven.†   (source)
  • When he sat reading in the library, or playing Mozart in the music room, he often felt the invasion of a deep spiritual emotion, as if Shangri-La were indeed a living essence, distilled from the magic of the ages and miraculously preserved against time and death.†   (source)
  • Probably obtained by distilling ants.†   (source)
  • Night after night in her baroque palace she wrote and rewrote the incredible pages, forcing from her despairing mind those miracles of wit and grace, those distilled chronicles of the viceregal court.†   (source)
  • There was the aura of limitless freedom distilled from the rolling sweep of tall green grass swaying and glinting in the wind and sun.†   (source)
  • He had cirrhosis of the liver, and had been warned not to accept the daily ration of five ounces of distilled spirits that the Garden of St. Joseph mercifully issued to the former miners.†   (source)
  • It was love, she thought, pretending to move her canvas, distilled and filtered; love that never attempted to clutch its object; but, like the love which mathematicians bear their symbols, or poets their phrases, was meant to be spread over the world and become part of the human gain.†   (source)
  • Once there was—Do you mark how the wistaria, sun-impacted on this wall here, distills and penetrates this room as though (light-unimpeded) by secret and attritive progress from mote to mote of obscurity's myriad components?†   (source)
  • In Persia, the gods in the mountain garden on Mt. Hara Berezaiti drink immortal haoma, distilled from the Gaokerena Tree, the tree of life.†   (source)
  • …plow handles in his instantaneous unsentient hands, what fence panel held in midair as though it had no weight by muscles which could not feel it, when he realised that there was more in his problem than just lack of time, that the problem contained some super-distillation of this lack: that be was not past sixty and that possibly he could get but one more son, had at best but one more son in his loins, as the old cannon might know when it has just one more shot in its corporeality.†   (source)
  • Whether the myth was originally an illustration of the philosophical formula, or the latter a distillation out of the myth, it is today impossible to say.†   (source)
  • They devoured each other with young wet kisses, insatiate, unhappy, trying to grow together in their embrace, draw out the last distillation of desire in a single kiss.†   (source)
  • The great tea masters were concerned to make of the divine wonder an experienced moment; then out of the teahouse the influence was carried into the home; and out of the home distilled into the nation.†   (source)
  • There would be the dim coffin-smelling gloom sweet and oversweet with the twice-bloomed wistaria against the outer wall by the savage quiet September sun impacted distilled and hyper-distilled, into which came now and then the loud cloudy flutter of the sparrows like a flat limber stick whipped by an idle boy, and the rank smell of female old flesh long embattled in virginity while the wan haggard face watched him above the faint triangle of lace at wrists and throat from the too tall…†   (source)
  • …for you to do but return and so I would advise you not to go, to turn back now and let what is, be; he (Quentin) agreeing to this, sitting in the buggy beside the implacable doll-sized old woman clutching her cotton umbrella, smelling the heat-distilled old woman-flesh, the heat-distilled camphor in the old fold-creases of the shawl, feeling exactly like an electric bulb blood and skin since the buggy disturbed not enough air to cool him with motion, created not enough motion within…†   (source)
  • In them the whole intensity of the man's nature was distilling itself.†   (source)
  • And after first chewing it briefly, he swallowed the distilled grain.†   (source)
  • Generosity itself; kindness double-distilled!†   (source)
  • It also heated a distilling mechanism that, via evaporation, supplied excellent drinking water.†   (source)
  • Distilled by the sun, kneaded by the moon, it is renewed in a year, in a day, or in an hour.†   (source)
  • There was a distilling apparatus in full operation.†   (source)
  • It is said that he distils these plants into medicines that are as potent as a charm.†   (source)
  • He wondered if this air of symmetrical restraint, this grace, which he felt was continental, was distilled through Mrs. Lawrence's New England ancestry or acquired in long residence in Italy and Spain.†   (source)
  • If in his house there was but one comfortable chair, on his desk were letters, long, intimate, and respectful, from the great ones of France and Germany, Italy and Denmark, and from scientists whom Great Britain so much valued that she gave them titles almost as high as those with which she rewarded distillers, cigarettemanufacturers, and the owners of obscene newspapers.†   (source)
  • …the visits that they paid to each other, of that unknown existence which was all the more inaccessible, all the more painful to me from being, conversely, so familiar, so tractable to this happy girl who let her message brush past me without my being able to penetrate its surface, who flung it on the air with a light-hearted cry: letting float in the atmosphere the delicious attar which that message had distilled, by touching them with precision, from certain invisible points in Mlle.†   (source)
  • As she walked home—without hurrying—she remembered her father saying to a serious ten-year-old Carol, "Lady, only a fool thinks he's superior to beautiful bindings, but only a double-distilled fool reads nothing but bindings."†   (source)
  • CYRANO (volubly): First, with body naked as your hand, Festooned about with crystal flacons, full O' th' tears the early morning dew distils; My body to the sun's fierce rays exposed To let it suck me up, as 't sucks the dew!†   (source)
  • A powerful penetrating odor pervaded the rooms that were less stifling than others, and this odor Florence explained came from a liquor the Mexicans distilled from a cactus plant.†   (source)
  • Do you mean the distiller?†   (source)
  • You propound a certain social substance, sexual attraction to wit, for dramatic distillation; and I distil it for you.†   (source)
  • But he has spilt the precious distillation of the years, and no chemistry of his can give it back to society again.†   (source)
  • Anne was curled up Turk-fashion on the hearthrug, gazing into that joyous glow where the sunshine of a hundred summers was being distilled from the maple cordwood.†   (source)
  • "Well—a distillation of the juices of doves' hearts—otherwise pigeons'—is one of the ingredients.†   (source)
  • ' "They sat in the stern shoulder to shoulder, with the skipper in the middle, like three dirty owls, and stared at me," I heard him say with an intention of hate that distilled a corrosive virtue into the commonplace words like a drop of powerful poison falling into a glass of water; but my thoughts dwelt upon that sunrise.†   (source)
  • He had failed in business in a licensed house in the city because his financial condition had constrained him to tie himself to second-class distillers and brewers.†   (source)
  • Not baked, but distilled, my angel.†   (source)
  • Yes, it was her body he smelt, a wild and languid smell, the tepid limbs over which his music had flowed desirously and the secret soft linen upon which her flesh distilled odour and a dew.†   (source)
  • And so he would now study perfumes, and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily-scented oils, and burning odorous gums from the East.†   (source)
  • A year later there is a new political ring or a change in the paper's ownership, consequence: more confusion, more contradiction, a sudden inrush of new ideas, their tempering, their distillation, the reaction against them—"†   (source)
  • There was but the hum of motor tires crunching the road, the creak of a rocker on the Howlands' porch, the slap of a hand attacking a mosquito, a heat-weary conversation starting and dying, the precise rhythm of crickets, the thud of moths against the screen—sounds that were a distilled silence.†   (source)
  • …had drawn across the window, whose colours died away and were rekindled by turns, a rare and transient fire—the next instant it had taken on all the iridescence of a peacock's tail, then shook and wavered in a flaming and fantastic shower, distilled and dropping from the groin of the dark and rocky vault down the moist walls, as though it were along the bed of some rainbow grotto of sinuous stalactites that I was following my parents, who marched before me, their prayer-books clasped…†   (source)
  • The particular faults from which these delicate generalities are distilled have distinguishable physiognomies, diction, accent, and grimaces; filling up parts in very various dramas.†   (source)
  • Deploring the evil-mindedness of her eldest daughter in these terms, Mrs Kenwigs distilled fresh drops of vexation from her eyes, and declared that she did believe there never was anybody so tried as she was.†   (source)
  • In proportion to the completeness of the distillation, so will the purity and imperishableness of the product be.†   (source)
  • …the august blood of our kings; a concert, a musical solemnity; the General Commandant of the province, the illustrious warrior, who, etc.; the pupils in the seminary, these tender levities; errors imputed to newspapers, the imposture which distills its venom through the columns of those organs; etc. The lawyer had, accordingly, begun with an explanation as to the theft of the apples,—an awkward matter couched in fine style; but Benigne Bossuet himself was obliged to allude to a…†   (source)
  • It will be an hour before 'Duke and the Major can sleep off Mrs. Hollister's confounded distillations, and so I'll come down and go with you.†   (source)
  • "I'll be a double distilled saint."†   (source)
  • For three days he watered this cabbage with a distillation of arsenic; on the third, the cabbage began to droop and turn yellow.†   (source)
  • The fruit is a species of nut, possessing the scent of the leaves in a more delicate degree, and from it an oil or essence is distilled, which is highly valued in native cookery.†   (source)
  • It was also distilled to a volatile salts for fainting ladies, the same way that the horns of the male deer are manufactured into hartshorn.†   (source)
  • To the sense of smell the house was like a sort of bottle filled with a strong distillation of Mews; and when the footman opened the door, he seemed to take the stopper out.†   (source)
  • The beautiful in this world is all from his hand declaring the perfection of taste; he is the author of all form; he clothes the lily, he colors the rose, he distils the dew-drop, he makes the music of nature; in a word, he organized us for this life, and imposed its conditions; and they are such guaranty to me that, trustful as a little child, I leave to him the organization of my Soul, and every arrangement for the life after death.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile the right culinary vessel was selected, water was seemingly distilled, and after consultation and long delay passed out to the thirsty one—not yet suffered to cool, not yet to settle.†   (source)
  • Quite different from Lake Asphaltite, whose depression is twelve hundred feet below the sea, it contains considerable salt, and one quarter of the weight of its water is solid matter, its specific weight being 1,170, and, after being distilled, 1,000.†   (source)
  • It is distilled of blessed herbs.†   (source)
  • This was said in jest; but if the speaker could have seen the evil leer with which the Jew bit his pale lip as he turned round to the cupboard, he might have thought the caution not wholly unnecessary, or the wish (at all events) to improve upon the distiller's ingenuity not very far from the old gentleman's merry heart.†   (source)
  • What hatred she distills!†   (source)
  • These attributes, in spite of poverty and the strict integrity which shut him out from the more worldly successes, attracted to him many admirable persons, as naturally as sweet herbs draw bees, and as naturally he gave them the honey into which fifty years of hard experience had distilled no bitter drop.†   (source)
  • But he soon perceived that though he might be a little the worse (or better) for ale, the staple of his excitement was not brewed from malt, or distilled from any grain or berry.†   (source)
  • Even then it had commenced to rise and fall, and had clarified its waters and colored them of the hue they now wear, and obtained a patent of Heaven to be the only Walden Pond in the world and distiller of celestial dews.†   (source)
  • When this was strongly impregnated with the aromatic oil from the seeds (for I did not purpose to distill it in regular style), I strained it through a cloth, pressing it strongly: the result answered my purpose, and the scent would certainly remain for some days.†   (source)
  • "Poor, dear woman," said Debray, "she is no doubt occupied in distilling balm for the hospitals, or in making cosmetics for herself or friends.†   (source)
  • That power which does not respect quantity, which makes the whole and the particle its equal channel, delegates its smile to the morning, and distills its essence into every drop of rain.†   (source)
  • Captain Nemo led me to the galley where a huge distilling mechanism was at work, supplying drinking water via evaporation.†   (source)
  • Valentin was sitting on a puff, close to his sister-in-law, into whose ear he was certainly distilling the finest nonsense.†   (source)
  • Giovanni groaned and hid his face "Her father," continued Baglioni, "was not restrained by natural affection from offering up his child in this horrible manner as the victim of his insane zeal for science; for, let us do him justice, he is as true a man of science as ever distilled his own heart in an alembic.†   (source)
  • —Take the flowers of lilly of the valley and distil them in sack, and drink a spooneful or two as there is occasion.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: Distil is the British spelling. Americans spell it distill.
  • You propound a certain social substance, sexual attraction to wit, for dramatic distillation; and I distil it for you.†   (source)
  • Dames of elevated rank, likewise, whose doors she entered in the way of her occupation, were accustomed to distil drops of bitterness into her heart; sometimes through that alchemy of quiet malice, by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles; and sometimes, also, by a coarser expression, that fell upon the sufferer's defenceless breast like a rough blow upon an ulcerated wound.†   (source)
  • The venerable Isaac is subjected to an alembic, which will distil from him all he holds dear, without any assistance from my requests or thy entreaty.†   (source)
  • Through you I drain the pent-up rivers of myself, In you I wrap a thousand onward years, On you I graft the grafts of the best-beloved of me and America, The drops I distil upon you shall grow fierce and athletic girls, new artists, musicians, and singers, The babes I beget upon you are to beget babes in their turn, I shall demand perfect men and women out of my love-spendings, I shall expect them to interpenetrate with others, as I and you inter-penetrate now, I shall count on the…†   (source)
  • The great prerogative and right of love, Which, as your due, time claims, he does acknowledge; But puts it off to a compell'd restraint; Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'd with sweets; Which they distil now in the curbed time, To make the coming hour o'erflow with joy And pleasure drown the brim.†   (source)
  • 36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: 36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.†   (source)
  • Spare to pollute thy pious hands with blood: The tears distil not from the wounded wood; But ev'ry drop this living tree contains Is kindred blood, and ran in Trojan veins.†   (source)
  • Geilie's loose, flowing gowns smelled always of the essences she distilled: marigold, chamomile, bay leaf, spikenard, mint, marjoram.†   (source)
  • Who distilled first?†   (source)
  • But it was no animal's fault in particular if he was built that way like the camel, ship of the desert, distilling grapes into potheen in his hump.†   (source)
  • Outside the Dublin Distillers Company's stores an outside car without fare or jarvey stood, the reins knotted to the wheel.†   (source)
  • …feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by distillation: the futility of triumph or protest or vindication: the inanity of extolled virtue: the lethargy of nescient matter: the apathy of the stars.†   (source)
  • …cloudbursts: its vast circumterrestrial ahorizontal curve: its secrecy in springs and latent humidity, revealed by rhabdomantic or hygrometric instruments and exemplified by the well by the hole in the wall at Ashtown gate, saturation of air, distillation of dew: the simplicity of its composition, two constituent parts of hydrogen with one constituent part of oxygen: its healing virtues: its buoyancy in the waters of the Dead Sea: its persevering penetrativeness in runnels, gullies,…†   (source)
  • 2 Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes, I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it, The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.†   (source)
  • The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless, It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it, I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me.†   (source)
  • Toward the fluid and attaching character exudes the sweat of the love of young and old, From it falls distill'd the charm that mocks beauty and attainments, Toward it heaves the shuddering longing ache of contact.†   (source)
  • …the writing-pen of quill or metal, the making of all sorts of edged tools, The brewery, brewing, the malt, the vats, every thing that is done by brewers, wine-makers, vinegar-makers, Leather-dressing, coach-making, boiler-making, rope-twisting, distilling, sign-painting, lime-burning, cotton-picking, electroplating, electrotyping, stereotyping, Stave-machines, planing-machines, reaping-machines, ploughing-machines, thrashing-machines, steam wagons, The cart of the carman, the omnibus,…†   (source)
  • Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient, It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless successions of diseas'd corpses, It distills such exquisite winds out of such infused fetor, It renews with such unwitting looks its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops, It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last.†   (source)
  • …balk'd—occult medicines penetrating me from head to foot,) I feel the sky, the prairies vast—I feel the mighty northern lakes, I feel the ocean and the forest—somehow I feel the globe itself swift-swimming in space; Thou blown from lips so loved, now gone—haply from endless store, God-sent, (For thou art spiritual, Godly, most of all known to my sense,) Minister to speak to me, here and now, what word has never told, and cannot tell, Art thou not universal concrete's distillation?†   (source)
  • 13 Rhymes and rhymers pass away, poems distill'd from poems pass away, The swarms of reflectors and the polite pass, and leave ashes, Admirers, importers, obedient persons, make but the soil of literature, America justifies itself, give it time, no disguise can deceive it or conceal from it, it is impassive enough, Only toward the likes of itself will it advance to meet them, If its poets appear it will in due time advance to meet them, there is no fear of mistake, (The proof of a poet…†   (source)
  • The perfect singing voice—deepest of all to me the lesson—trial and test of all:) How through those strains distill'd—how the rapt ears, the soul of me, absorbing Fernando's heart, Manrico's passionate call, Ernani's, sweet Gennaro's, I fold thenceforth, or seek to fold, within my chants transmuting, Freedom's and Love's and Faith's unloos'd cantabile, (As perfume's, color's, sunlight's correlation:) From these, for these, with these, a hurried line, dead tenor, A wafted autumn leaf,…†   (source)
  • The rooted fibers rose, and from the wound Black bloody drops distill'd upon the ground.†   (source)
  • Their lifeless trunks he leaves upon the place; Their heads, distilling gore, his chariot grace.†   (source)
  • Great business must be wrought ere noon: Upon the corner of the moon There hangs a vaporous drop profound; I'll catch it ere it come to ground: And that, distill'd by magic sleights, Shall raise such artificial sprites, As, by the strength of their illusion, Shall draw him on to his confusion: He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear: And you all know, security Is mortals' chiefest enemy.†   (source)
  • …I directed then my walk; And on, methought, alone I passed through ways That brought me on a sudden to the tree Of interdicted knowledge: fair it seemed, Much fairer to my fancy than by day: And, as I wondering looked, beside it stood One shaped and winged like one of those from Heaven By us oft seen; his dewy locks distilled Ambrosia; on that tree he also gazed; And "O fair plant," said he, "with fruit surcharged, Deigns none to ease thy load, and taste thy sweet, Nor God, nor Man?†   (source)
  • …of three several deaths: first, an intolerable fright to be detected with a jealous rotten bell-wether; next, to be compassed like a good bilbo in the circumference of a peck, hilt to point, heel to head; and then, to be stopped in, like a strong distillation, with stinking clothes that fretted in their own grease: think of that; a man of my kidney, think of that, that am as subject to heat as butter; a man of continual dissolution and thaw: it was a miracle to 'scape suffocation.†   (source)
  • Carry him gently to my fairest chamber, And hang it round with all my wanton pictures; Balm his foul head in warm distilled waters, And burn sweet wood to make the lodging sweet.†   (source)
  • A figure like your father, Armed at point exactly, cap-a-pe, Appears before them and with solemn march Goes slow and stately by them: thrice he walk'd By their oppress'd and fear-surprised eyes, Within his truncheon's length; whilst they, distill'd Almost to jelly with the act of fear, Stand dumb, and speak not to him.†   (source)
  • Therefore heaven nature charg'd That one body should be fill'd With all graces wide-enlarg'd: Nature presently distill'd Helen's cheek, but not her heart; Cleopatra's majesty; Atalanta's better part; Sad Lucretia's modesty.†   (source)
  • "She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady."†   (source)
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