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Definition of Cupel

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heat or refine in cupel
small porous cuplike bowl made of bone ash used in separation of metals
Cupel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To refine by means of a cupel.
  
(n.)
A shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals, commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime).
  
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cupel
\cu"pel\ (kū"p&ebreve;l), n. [ll. cupella cup (cf. l. cupella, small cask, dim. of cupa) : cf. f. coupelle. see cup, and cf. coblet.] a shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals, commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime). [written also coppel.]
cupel
dust, powder used in purifying metals.
cupel
\cu*pel"\ (k&usl;*p&ebreve;l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. cupelled (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. cupelling.] to refine by means of a cupel.


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 cupel dust 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
(synonym) bone-ash cup, refractory pot
(hypernym) vessel
Cupel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Cupel may refer to:
  • A porous pot used in cupellation
  • Cupel, Bialobrzegi County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Cupel, Legionowo County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)
  • Cupel, Ostroleka County in Masovian Voivodeship (east-central Poland)

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