limbeck (n.) Old form(s): Lymbeck , Lymbecks
retort, distilling apparatus, alembic
Mac I.vii.67[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth, of the King] his chamberlains / Will I with wine and wassail so convince / That memory ... / Shall be a-fume, and the receipt of reason / A limbeck only [i.e. the part of the brain where reasons are received will be clouded]
Sonn.119.2[] Siren tears / Distilled from limbecks foul as hell within
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