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Hessian crucible

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hessian crucible (Chem) a cheap, brittle, and fragile, but very refractory crucible, composed of the finest fire clay and sand, and commonly used for a single heating; -- named from the place of manufacture.
    • Hessian crucible See under Crucible.
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Usage

In literature:

The precipitate, when well washed, is to be placed in a Hessian crucible, and exposed to a red heat for half an hour.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
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