distill

Definitions

  • 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
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v distill give off (a liquid) "The doctor distilled a few drops of disinfectant onto the wound"
    • v distill undergo the process of distillation
    • v distill extract by the process of distillation "distill the essence of this compound"
    • v distill undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops "water condenses","The acid distills at a specific temperature"
    • v distill remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation "purify the water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bourbon whiskey gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky, where local distillers developed the drink around 1800.
    • Distill To dissolve or melt. "Swords by the lightning's subtle force distilled ."
    • Distill To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle. "Soft showers distilled , and suns grew warm in vain."
    • Distill to extract out and present the essence of; to shorten and refine; to present the essential elements of; -- of ideas or texts.
    • Distill To flow gently, or in a small stream. "The Euphrates distilleth out of the mountains of Armenia."
    • Distill To let fall or send down in drops. "Or o'er the glebe distill the kindly rain.""The dew which on the tender grass
      The evening had distilled ."
    • Distill To obtain by distillation; to subject to a process of evaporation and subsequent condensation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water. "Distilling odors on me."
    • Distill To practice the art of distillation.
    • Distill To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
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Quotations

  • 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
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    “History is the distillation of rumor.”
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    “Poetry is life distilled.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
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    “A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.”
  • Raymond Chandler
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    “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. distiller, from L. destillare, destillatum,; de, + stillare, to drop, stilla, a drop, prob. fr. stiria, frozen drop, icicle; prob. akin to stare, E. stand,. Cf. Still (n. & v.) Instill

Usage

In literature:

The product which then commences to distill is known as tailings.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
Distilled water 175 c.c.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889" by Various
On this account it is not safe to use any kind of alcoholic drinks, either fermented or distilled.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
He knows and feels, and, therefore, he expresses, and his words are the distillations of life.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
When coal is distilled at moderate temperatures, volatile liquids are obtained.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Last thing at night, a few steamed onions and distilled water.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
The distillation of turf, which contains upward of 3 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
These are divided into three classes: malted, fermented, and distilled.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Pour on 1 pint of boiling water (distilled).
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Heat is then applied to the retort, when the process of distillation commences.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
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In poetry:

Alas for her whom ev'ry eye
Worshipp'd like a divinity!
Alas for her whose ear was fill'd
With flatteries like sweet woods distill'd!
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
At twilight, when the air grows chill,
And cold and leaden is the sea,
My tears like bitter dews distil,
Away from home, away from thee.
"An Exile's Song" by Robert Fuller Murray
Thy poison drops distil each hour,
To blight, to ruin and destroy,
And find with dark, insidious pow'r,
The heart of woman, man and boy.
"Slander" by Thomas Frederick Young
Sing the sweet song of other days,
Serenely placid, safely true,
And o'er the present's parching ways
The verse distils like evening dew.
"St. Anthony The Reformer" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Where her feet, rosy as a shell, have grazed
The freshened grass, a richer emerald glows:
Into each flower-cup
Her cool dews she distills.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
And perfumes that were long ago distilled
From April's pink and white,
Again with all their old enchantment, filled
My spirit with delight.
"The Gleaner" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) has become the go-to ingredient to substitute for higher-priced corn in swine diets.
Calling it "another positive step for global trade," the Distilled Spirits Council applauded the announcement that the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement will officially enter into force on May 15.
But what about distilled spirits.
David Fazendin, owner of Honolulu-based Aloha Distillers, saw the liqueur 's potential, however, and bought the formula.
Now holding court as Mixologist at Distil Milwaukee after stints at Intercontinental Hotel, Soho 7, Decibel Nightclub, Roots and BJONDA.
SAN FRANCISCO — A Columbus distiller won two gold medals at the 12th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition here.
Allen Katz is one of the latest in the spirit business to blur the line between bartender and distiller.
Dynamic Modelling of Batch Reactors and Batch Distillation.
But once he and Matasar decided to apply for a legitimate distiller's license and go into business, he stopped making moonshine .
Use distilled water, clean each time.
This revision would remove the distillation requirement and add a minimum purity requirement.
Soju (Korean distilled spirit) 11?2 oz.
Says the reassuring slogan that distills the comfy revisionist feminism informing "Mona Lisa Smile".
The genius of John Prine can be distilled with this line from "The Late John Garfield Blues": "Two men were standing upon a bridge/One jumped and screamed, 'You lose.
Mixing wet distillers grains with low-quality hay or straw for cattle grazing rangeland may be a way to increase stocking rates without hurting animal performance, say University of Nebraska researchers.
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In science:

Hardware RBGs are an alternative to pseudo-RBGs because they harvest and distill entropy from physical systems.
Secure self-calibrating quantum random bit generator
We describe various results related to the random distillation of multiparty entangled states - that is, conversion of such states into entangled states shared between fewer parties, where those parties are not predetermined.
Random multiparty entanglement distillation
In previous work we showed that certain output states (namely EinsteinPodolsky-Rosen (EPR) pairs) could be reliably acquired from a prescribed initial multipartite state (namely the W state |W i = 1 √3 (|100i + |010i + |001i)) via random distillation that could not be reliably created between predetermined parties.
Random multiparty entanglement distillation
Here we provide a more rigorous definition of what constitutes “advantageous” random distillation.
Random multiparty entanglement distillation
We show that random distillation is always advantageous for W -class three-qubit states (but only sometimes for Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ)-class states).
Random multiparty entanglement distillation
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