Powder of projection

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Powder of projection (Alchemy) a certain powder cast into a crucible or other vessel containing prepared metal or other matter which is to be thereby transmuted into gold.
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Usage

In literature:

PROJECTION, the throwing of the "powder of projection" into the crucible to turn the melted metal into gold or silver.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PROJECTION, the throwing of the "powder of projection" into the crucible to turn the melted metal into gold or silver.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
A powder fuse projected from a hole in the side of the barrel, and just behind it on the butt was fastened a forked spring.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Sometimes a quantity of powder is placed under the shells, so as to project them into the air previous to their explosion.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
One pound of powder will project a 200-lb.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
You should have one, if it is true that you possess the powder of projection.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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In news:

International Titanium Powder (ITP) LLC (Lockport, Ill.), a research and development firm specializing in the reduction of metals, received $1.2 million from The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ).
The goal of the Powder Project was simple: We wanted to profile you, the type of people who work for a living, but live to ski.
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