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alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
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The excitement alchemized by this 2007 celebration created a "synergy" between arts organizations, and encouraged ticket-buyers to plan in advance, Jennings says.
Green no longer can rely on an incumbency that Handy has alchemized into a liability.
This amounts to three worlds simultaneously rendered: the world as it would exist if it could exist without us, the world as taken into the mind's convoluted darkness; and then the world blended with our thoughts about it and alchemized in language.
Morton provides a backdrop for this Canadian gambling explosion by chronicling how gambling alchemized from a sin, to a vice, to a harmless amusement in a relatively short time frame.
And pressure, it appears, is alchemized in the intersectoral workshops of the global village where new knowledge and fresh resolve sometimes take root, without which the predatory form of capitalism now prowling the world requisitioning laissez-faire welcome mats might already have left behind only a desert.
Jonson implies that 'no less than the gulls, the Blackfriars spectators have been alchemized and thus sets up a 'subversive similarity between the world of the theatre and the world of the city (28).
Have I been some resonance, some inflection, some reinvented creature alchemized out of the base matters of male and female?
Astonishingly, it alchemized an environmental crisis at last so severe as to be undeniable into something that felt strangely like unlimited possibility.