Transmutation of metals

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Transmutation of metals (Alchem) the conversion of base metals into gold or silver, a process often attempted by the alchemists. See Alchemy, and Philosopher's stone, under Philosopher.
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Quotations

  • Sir William Osler
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    “Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.”

Usage

In literature:

For the transmutation of quicksilver into a malleable fine metal.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
He wrote a work on the transmutation of metals, and had a famous laboratory at Avignon.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Countless students busied themselves over the transmutation of metals.
"Historical Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
Morhof was a believer in magic and the transmutation of metals.
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Had he not given to one object of their research, in the transmutation of metals, his days and his nights?
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There is another alchemy whereby men, made of finest gold in the image of God, may be transmuted into the basest metals.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
Also, he had a plan for the transmutation of metals and a recipe for perpetual youth.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
It used to be the custom to make fun of these medieval scientists for believing in the transmutation of metals.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Transmutation of metals, xii, 36.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
He wrote a work on the transmutation of metals, and had a famous laboratory at Avignon.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
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