Alchemy Dictionary


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VALRAT
or
ULCAT
Rulandus: A Leaf.
VAMAS
Rulandus: The Vinegar of the Philosophers.
VAPOR
Rulandus: Smoke, Smoke of Mercury.
VAS CRUDUM
Rulandus: A New Vessel.
VAS FICTILE
Rulandus: A Potter's Vessel.
VAS METALLICUM
Rulandus: A Metallic Vessel used in Sublimation ; a Bronze Vessel or Vesica, i.e., Bladder.
VAS MINUS
Rulandus: A Kobel in which Mined Substances are Extracted.
VASA FUSORIA
Rulandus: Fusing Vessels, those which contain the matter itself, by the aid of which minerals are melted
Rulandus: as, for example, a cupel or a crucible.
VECTARII
Rulandus: Men Working on the Windlass.
VECTES RECTI
Rulandus: Lines laid for the Truck to travel on.
VECTIS
Rulandus: A Handle.
VECTIS
Rulandus: Hooked Handle.
VECTIS
Rulandus: A Sleeper for a Rail.
VECTORES
Rulandus: Truck Boys who stand upon the Lines for the Truck.
VEHICULUM
Rulandus: A Small Wagon.
VENA
Rulandus: A Seam. A Vein of Metal, or Horizontal Stratum.
VENA CUMULATA
Rulandus: Mixed Gangues. A Flat Bed.
VENA CONTINUA COHERENS
Rulandus: An Uninterrupted Vein.
VENA TRANSVERSA
Rulandus: A Cross-way. A Crossing Vein
VENA USTA
Rulandus: Roasted Ore.
VENA VENERIS
Rulandus: Vervain.
VENA PRINCIPALIS
Rulandus: Champion Lode, Main Lode.
VENA SOLIDA
Rulandus: A Pure Vein.
VENAE CAPUT
Rulandus: The Beginning of the Vein.
VENAE CORIO NUDARE, ET VENAM APERIRE
Rulandus: The Opening Up of a Vein.
VENAE DURISSIMAE NONUS
Rulandus: A Knot of very hard Ore, Mispickel, possibly also Arsenical Pyrites.
VENAE TECTUM
Rulandus: The Bed over a Horizontal Stratum.
VENAE URERE
Rulandus: To Roast the Ore.
VENAM, QUA PARTS ABUNDAT METALLO, LUTO OBLINTRE
Rulandus: The Concealment of the rich part of the Vein with mud, earth or stones.
VENAM TECTI VEL FUNDAMENTI SAXIS ABRUMPERE
Rulandus: The Separation of the Vein from the Rocks which surround it.
VENARUM FRAGMENTA
Rulandus: Large Pieces of Ore.
VENENUM
Rulandus: Venom, Mercurial Stone; the soul kills the king, but because she rises again it is also called Theriaca. Mercury is the poison of all metals; it alters and changes.
VENER
Rulandus: Mercury, St. Jacob's Pecten.
VENTER EQUI
Rulandus: Horse Dung.
VENTI
Rulandus: Spirit.
VENTUS ALBUS
Rulandus: Mercury.
VENTUS CITRINUS
Rulandus: Sulphur.
VENTUS RUBEUS
Rulandus: Red Orpiment.
VENULA
Rulandus: A Small Vein, or Fissure, which may be empty or filled with deads.
VENULA FIBRA
Rulandus: Fissures.
VENUS
or
MURPUR
Rulandus: Copper.
VENUS
Rulandus: The Impure Stone, the Matter.
VERMICULUM
Rulandus: Elixir, Tincture.
VERMILION
Rulandus: Cinnabar, Minium; it may also denote any red colour.
VERNICE
Rulandus: Dry Varnish.
VERTO
Rulandus: The Fourth Part of a Pound.
VESICA
Rulandus:A Metallic Vessel, generally of Copper, having the form of a bladder or egg; it is two or three feet in height, and of corresponding breadth; it has an opening at the top for the reception of an alembic corresponding to its capacity, for the alembic must so exactly fit the orifice of the vessel as to completely close it up, preventing any escape of air. There must be a cover on the top, and from the said cover a tube must project to the height of two or three feet, over which there must be another covering in connection with an ahenum containing cold water, whereby the spirits in the alembic may be elevated, congealed, and condensed. From this cover there must be another tube carried to send down the condensed vapours into a vessel beneath. The use of this bladder in operations upon vegetable substances is by no means to be neglected.
VIA RECREMENTORUM
Rulandus: Operation upon Refuse.
VICARIUS DOMINI
Rulandus: The Representative of the Master of the Mine.
VINUM CORRECTUM
Rulandus: Rectified Wine, Alcohol of Wine.
VINUM ESSATUM
Rulandus: That which Attracts the Essences of Herbs, and other Substances, upon which it is poured.
VILTRUM PHILOSOPHORUM
Rulandus: The Alembic; it is entirely covered up in a woollen sleeve, like that of Hippocrates, or like the lingula through which liquids are clarified.
VIRIDE AERIS
Rulandus: Greek, or Spanish, Green, i.e., Verdigris.
VIRIDITAS SALIS
Rulandus: Liquor, or Oil of Salt.
VIRGULA FURCATA
Rulandus: A Forked Stick, a Divining Rod, by which some imagine that they can discover where a vein exists.
VISCALEUS
or
VISCUS ARBORIS
Rulandus: Mistletoe, Corylinus.
VISCUS
Rulandus: Properly Pitch, decocted from the Exuditions of Fissures in Trees.
VISCUS SECUNDIE GENERATIONIS
Rulandus: A Kind of Blood derived from Salts. Visio-This term is applied to the Supernatural Apparition of Spirits, in some manner or other made visible to human eyes.
VISMAT
Rulandus: Rude Leprous, Intractible Tin.
VITELLUM POLI
Rulandus: Alum.
VITRI SEL
Rulandus: Glass Gall.
VITRIFICATIO
Rulandus: The Burning of Lime and Cinders into Transparent Glass.
VITRIOLUM ALBUM
Rulandus: The Same.
VITRIOLUM LIQUEFACTUM
or
VITRIOLATUM
Rulandus: Melted Vitriol, is either Liquid Chalcanthum derived from Minera, and needing no further coagulation, or Chalcanthum derived from the Minera of Copper.
VITRIOLUM NOVUM
Rulandus: White Vitriol; White Galitzen Stone.
VITRIOLUM ROMANUM
Rulandus: Roman Vitriol, Green Atrament.
VITRUM
Rulandus: Glass, Sieve, Riddle for Distillation, Grave, Churchyard, because the Stone lies hidden therein, and is driven up and down; also a Prison, because the Bride and Bridegroom are shut in there by force. Therefore it is called the Old Green Lion, because he uses violence.
1. Among European Glass, the best is that of Murana, called Venetian,
2. The most costly Glass of Asia was that of Sareptana, called Sidonian, and compared to Amber by Lucian.
3. Green Recrement of Glass on a White Ground.
4. Red Recrement of Glass.
5. Glass for the Colouring of Metals, Enamel.
VITRUM NIGRUM
Rulandus: Black Glass, Black Enamel.
VOLANS
or
UNQUASI
Rulandus: Quicksilver.
VOLATILE
Rulandus: In general, any substance that is very light and ascends easily, like Ash, Dust, etc.
VOMITIVUM
Rulandus: Any Medicament which purges by means of sickness; an Emetic.
VULCANII
or
VULCANICI
Rulandus: The name given to the men who are at work continually by the fire, engaged upon smelting and liquefaction.
VULSELLA
Rulandus: Fire.
VULTURNUS
Rulandus: South-East.

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