died 1181, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1159–81.
(Aleksandr Aleksandrovich) 1845–94, czar of Russia 1881–94.
Alexander III was of powerful build and possessed unusual strength.
The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
1241–86, king of Scotland (1249–86), son of Alexander II
original name Orlando Bandinelli. died 1181, pope (1159–81), who excommunicated Barbarossa
1845–94, tsar of Russia (1881–94), son of Alexander II
the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany. Compare (def 3). of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni. noun the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developed See also Old High German adjective of […]
Jean Le Rond [zhahn luh rawn] /ʒɑ̃ lə ˈrɔ̃/ (Show IPA), 1717?–83, French mathematician, philosopher, and writer: associate of Diderot. Historical Examples At sixteen he maintained a mathematical thesis in the presence of alembert. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler Diderot projected the famous Encyclopédie, which he edited […]
a vessel with a beaked cap or head, formerly used in distilling. anything that transforms, purifies, or refines. Historical Examples The alembic proper is a sort of still-head which can be luted on to a flask or other vessel, and was much used for distillations. Alchemy: Ancient and Modern H. Stanley Redgrove This is the […]
adjective (of a literary style) excessively refined; precious Historical Examples The purer love part of the matter is a little, as the French themselves say, “alembicated.” A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 George Saintsbury