• 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
    • n distillate a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
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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.
    • n Distillate (Chem) The product of distillation; as, the distillate from molasses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
    • n distillate In chem., a fluid distilled and found in the receiver of a distilling apparatus; the product of distillation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tequila is thought to be the first distilled liquor in the Americas. The Aztecs were known to have drunk it before Cortez arrived.
    • ns Distillate the product of 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:

The wet of our jackets, thus densely packed, would soon begin to distill.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Since the day before, after pounding the nerve substance of a sheep in distilled water, he had been decanting and filtering it.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
A double-distilled perfume at once assailed the atmosphere.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 1." by W.W. Jacobs
When distilled with potassium hydrate, quinoline is formed.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
He has called the brandy-distiller a poison-brewer, and a few days ago the distiller came to the parsonage, armed with a heavy stick.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
Gas is distilled off, but where is it to get any air from?
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
Siemens used gas, distilled from coal and burnt in his well known regenerative furnace.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
The distilled water, however, was scarcely drinkable.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
Afterwards the rose-leaves were sent to the distillers, to be made into rose-water.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
The phantasmagoria have been distilled from nature.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner

In poetry:

How soil distills the scent in flowers
Baffles his science: heaven-dyed,
How, from the palette of His hours,
God gives them colors, hath defied.
"Problems" by Madison Julius Cawein
And what is love, if 'tis not wine,
Refin'd, distill'd from grossness, tho',
More potent than the juice of vine,
And bringing greater joy, and woe?
"Love And Wine" by Thomas Frederick Young
All powders, paints, and subtle dyes,
And costliest scents that men distil,
And rare pomades, forgot their price
And marvelled at his splendid skill.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
The day's sweet eye begins to bloom
Across the forest's midnight gloom;
Narcissuses, their balm distilling,
The path her footstep treads are filling.
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
Through the boughs that are still before me,
Misty blue of the harbour hills;
Mighty Spirit of Earth who bore me,
Here the peace of thy love distils.
"Middle Harbour" by John Le Gay Brereton
Thou sacred nymph! whose pious care
Pours from thine urn this mineral rill,
Whose healing draughts, like crystal fair,
In pleasing murmurs here distil.
"Inscription for a Medicinal Fountain at the Leasowes" by William Shenstone

In news:

Distiller 's grains gain popularity as source of Iowa livestock feed.
But distiller 's grains - an ethanol coproduct - are gaining acceptance as a source of livestock feed.
Are now in place to be commissioned, meaning that they are ready to receive the first batch of what in three years will become Alltech's first Irish whiskey, distilled in Ireland.
Reviews Live: Distilling a lifetime at Yep Roc's 15th Anniversary.
Last-minute work is being done at the 8,000-square-foot, two-story Heritage Distilling that will open next month.
The diagram illustrates alcohol distillation .
But he watched and learned, and now Kalusevic is taking the knowledge of the distillation process and applying it to a business venture more than 6,000 miles away.
Congrats to John Curtin and Matthew Jager, far and near right, respectively, on the grand opening today of the Albany Distilling Co. And the launch of their first product, Coal Yard New Make Whiskey.
First, virtually all of the craft distillers are employing batch distillation systems.
When reading the label, it is impossible to distinguish whether a vodka is actually made from scratch at a distillery or just re- distilled from GNS (grain neutral spirits).
The bourbon companies say using GM corn in their products isn't a concern, because there's no genetically-modified material left in the bourbon after distillation .
Not often thought of as a hotbed for commercial distilling , the history of producing alcoholic spirits in New York City stretches as far back to its first days as New Amsterdam.
Courtesy of Philadelphia Distilling .
A round-up of retail news: Distilling rum in Portland.
I just heard from Deco Distilling , a Portland-based rum distillery.

In science:

If k ′max denotes the maximum number of EPR pairs that can be obtained in this manner, we define the distillable entanglement as the ratio k ′max /n in the limit n → ∞.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
Otherwise, we could employ local operations and classical communication to create entanglement, which is a non-local, purely quantum resource (it would be sufficient to prepare n states |ψi from kmin EPR pairs and then distill k ′max > kmin EPR states).
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
Furthermore, it is possible to show that, asymptotically in n, the entanglement cost and the distillable entanglement coincide and that the ratios kmin /n and k ′max /n are given by the reduced single-qubit von Neumann entropies.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
The first moment of the lower (Em ) and the upper (EM ) bound for the bipartite distillable entanglement is shown as a function of the imperfection strength in Fig. 3, upper panels.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
The relative standard deviation of the probability density function (over all balanced bipartitions) for the bipartite distillable entanglement is shown in the lower panels of Fig. 3.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos