Definition of Refractory pot
1. Noun. A small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead.
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Literary usage of Refractory pot
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1. Our New Masters by Thomas Wright (1873)
"... be he Christian or Infidel Pagan, sweeping up likewise all manner of Utilitarians, Radicals, refractory Pot- ..."
2. A Report on the Limestones and Marls of the Coastal Plain of Georgia by John Edward Brantly (1916)
"The first three mentioned are essentially silicates of sodium and calcium and are made by fusing in a suitable refractory pot a mixture of silica (sand), ..."
3. Carlyles' Works by Thomas Carlyle (1884)
"... be he Christian or Infidel Pagan; sweeping up likewise all manner of Utilitarians, Radicals, refractory Pot- ..."
4. Tylney Hall by Thomas Hood (1834)
"In consequence, to the great amusement of the neighbourhood, the refractory pot was seen about once a month with a new cowl on its head, each differing ..."