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Definition: Hessian crucible
Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians.
, or Hessians
, boot of a kind worn in
England, in the early part of the nineteenth century,
tasseled in front. --Thackeray.
, or Hessians
, a coarse hempen cloth for
. See under Crucible
(Zo["o]l.), a small dipterous fly or midge
). Its larv[ae] live between the
base of the lower leaves and the stalk of wheat, and are
very destructive to young wheat; -- so called from the
erroneous idea that it was brought into America by the
Hessian troops, during the Revolution.
(kr[udd]"s[i^]*b'l), n. [LL. crucibulum a
hanging lamp, an earthen pot for melting metals (cf. OF.
croisel, creuseul, sort of lamp, crucible, F. creuset
crucible), prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. kr[=u]sul, LG.
kr["u]sel, hanging lamp, kroos, kruus, mug, jug, jar, D.
kroes cup, crucible, Dan. kruus, Sw. krus, E. cruse. It was
confused with derivatives of L. crux cross (cf. Crosslet
and crucibles were said to have been marked with a cross, to
prevent the devil from marring the chemical operation. See
, and cf. Cresset
1. A vessel or melting pot, composed of some very refractory
substance, as clay, graphite, platinum, and used for
melting and calcining substances which require a strong
degree of heat, as metals, ores, etc.
2. A hollow place at the bottom of a furnace, to receive the
3. A test of the most decisive kind; a severe trial; as, the
crucible of affliction.
(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.