• Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
    Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Distilling the action of the verb distil, distillation
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  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Indian Proverb
    Indian Proverb
    “These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “History is the distillation of rumor.”
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    “Poetry is life distilled.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. distiller—L. distillāre, -ātumde, down, stillāre, to drop—stilla, a drop.


In literature:

I do not attempt to distil them out of fact as physicists distil their laws.
"First and Last Things" by H. G. Wells
In them the whole intensity of the man's nature was distilling itself.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
BOLT'S-HEAD, long, straight-necked vessel for distillation.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
It seemed the very distillation of the divine.
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Truly, the bitterness of life, as the joy of it, is distilled in strong drops.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Thrice distilled was the agony of those moments!
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
It is not the worship of this one, but the worship of a thousand distilled at last to one delicate liturgy.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
These are the holy balsam drops that woeful wars distil.
"A Book of Golden Deeds" by Charlotte M. Yonge
There was a plentiful supply of water, and machinery for distilling more out of the atmosphere.
"Through Space to Mars" by Roy Rockwood
Ambition has eyes of stone, from which no drop of tenderness can e'er distil.
"Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller

In poetry:

One little look from mother,
Has caused the innocent child,
To go into spasmodic shame
Or a distillation of smiles.
"Life Pictures" by Frank Barbour Coffin
We see the gaunt infant, so feeble and pale,
Crave nature's sweet fluid from fountains that fail;
Or run with hot poison, distill'd from the breast
Of the mother—O monstrous!—a drunkard, a pest!
"The Plague of Our Isle" by Janet Hamilton
All the love of God is yonder,
Love above all thought and wonder,
Perfect love that casts out fear!
Strength, like dew, is here distilling,
Glorious life our souls is filling,
Life eternal, only here!
"By the Cross of Jesus Standing" by Horatius Bonar
A soft veil dims the tender skies,
And half conceals from pensive eyes
The bronzing tokens of the fall;
A calmness broods upon the hills,
And summer's parting dream distills
A charm of silence over all.
"Indian Summer" by Henry Van Dyke
A drop distilled from a lotos flower -
That is the magic key
To unlock the cage, and my soul has power
To gather itself and flee,
At my love's behest, where she waits her guest
In a palace beneath the sea.
"A Song" by Barcroft Henry Boake
But can these fair floods be
Friends with the bosom fires that fill thee?
Can so great flames agree
Eternal tears should thus distill thee?
O floods, O fires, O suns, O showers!
Mixed and made friends by Love's sweet powers.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw

In news:

While we can't say for sure, we bet Distil Union's Nate Justiss and Adam Printz are expert snoozers.
Processing & Handling: Separation (Liquid-Liquid & Gas-Liquid): Distillation .
The patented Plate Molecular Still is capable of distilling large quantities of product (10 ton/h and more), under medium- or high-vacuum conditions.
As a result, the economics are more favorable when using the Plate Molecular Still compared to more expensive short-path distillation processors, says the company.
Mid-City's Atelier Vie gets state permission to distill .
It started distilling and laying down whiskey using several grains in a mash that is double distilled to 115 proof.
The danger for any brewer going into distilling is if you don't make great products it can reflect on your beer.
Solving Problems with Vacuum Distillation Systems.
In our vacuum distillation system, we are getting 0.4 Torr vacuum while in reactor we are getting 8 Torr.
Why don't ethanol producers use multiple effect distillation to remove ethanol from fermentation broth.
A view from the trenches considering one of the sources of distillation column instability that is often overlooked.
Distillation Columns – Internal Reflux Control.
Distillation columns are unit operations most often used for separation and purification in process industries.
Aquatech Demonstrates Live Operation of Mobile Wastewater Distillation .
Don Outterson is Cincinnati's Willy Wonka of distillation.

In science:

Often a model based on local interactions, such as a Hubbard Hamiltonian, is used to capture the main physics of these systems, but distilling the numerous interactions present in a condensed matter system into a simple model requires information from experiments.
Probing high-energy electronic excitations using inelastic neutron scattering
Such hardware once prepared can be used at later times (alone or with duplicates) – once the desired kind of entanglement has been distilled – to perform quantum information protocols .
Entanglement Storage Units
We quantify the quantum randomness through min-entropy by modeling our system and employ two randomness extractors - Trevisan’s extractor and Toeplitz-hashing - to distill the randomness, which is information-theoretically provable.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
It is important to perform such post-processing on the raw data to distill out a shorter, but more secure, string of random bits.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations
Our work not only highlights the importance on the rigorous quantification and distillation of the quantum randomness i n a practical QRNG, but also demonstrates the large potential for random number generations by quantum phase fluctuations as the true entropy source.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations