Alchemy Dictionary


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QUANDROS
Rulandus: is a Stone or jewel which is found in the brain and head of the Vulture, and is of a bright white colour. It fills the breasts with milk, and is said to be a safeguard against dangerous accidents.
QUANLI
Rulandus: Lead.
QUARS
Rulandus: Cat-stone. The Quartz called Cat's Eye.
QUARTATIO
Rulandus: is a separation of Gold and Silver; it is the alloying of one part of Gold, with three of Silver.
QUARTURA, QUARTATION
Rulandus: is the most searching test of Gold. It is performed by adding nine parts of Silver to every one of Gold in melting by fire; both are afterwards resolved with Stygian Water, or Aqua Fortis. The Silver is entirely absorbed or held in solution by the water; the Gold settles at the bottom as a dark-red or black-coloured Powder.
QUADRATUM
Rulandus: A Fourth.
QUADRANGULA CONTIGNATIO
Rulandus: A Quadrangular Floor or Story.
QUADRANS FODINAE
Rulandus: Works done at the lateral angles of the Mine.
QUEBRICUM
Rulandus: is, according to some, Arsenic, but, according to Stephanus, it is Sulphur.
QUEBRIT
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QUIBRITH
Rulandus: Sulphur.
QUI HARPAGONE LABORAT
Rulandus: One who Labours with a Crooked Instrument.
QUIANOS
Rulandus: Veins of Earth, Copperish.
QUINTA ESSENTIA
Rulandus: Quintessence, Nature, Potencies, Virtue, Tincture, Life, Spirit, the Medicine itself, and the quality of substances separated by Art from the body. If removed from its special form, it reverts to its general form, and progresses higher, until it rests in the centre.
QUINTUM ESSE
Rulandus: of any individual element is the living substance from which alone it is produced.
QUINTA ESSENTIA
Rulandus: Heaven; neither cold nor hot, neither moist nor dry, but temperate, tempers the soul. Burning Water.
QUINTA ESSENTIA
Rulandus: is the Mysterium, exalted to the purity of ethereal nature, and the highest virtues. So is it usually called the Heaven and Celestial Substance, in which the substantial root and the purest and most sincere contraction do remain, a flowing down of the ether, as it might be, or the ray of the firmament, which, by the voice of the Creator, was flashed through the soul of the world.
QUINTA ESSENTIA VEGETABILIUM
Rulandus: the Quintessence of Vegetable Substances, is that which is extracted from the components of vegetable things. It is most generally extracted from the Sap. Quintessence of Wine has the primacy. Lully calls it Vegetable Mercury; others, Water of Primal Being, Heaven, Key, etc.
QUINTA ESSENTIA ANIMALIUM
Rulandus: Quintessence of Animals, is that which is extracted from the components of Animals, by reason of the mixture of the natural and vegetable parts. In this case, the Praxis differs little from the vegetable preparation.
QUINTA ESSENTIA MINERALIUM
Rulandus: Quintessence of Minerals, is that which is extracted from Minerals. Chief among such Quintessences are those of precious Stones and Minerals.

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