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athanor

(ˈæθəˌnɔː)
n
an alchemist's oven or furnace that continuously supplies its own fuel and thereby sustains an unchanging temperature
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Noun1.athanor - a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperatureathanor - a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
alchemy - a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
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Contract notice: amo~s mission for the closure of the public service delegation contracts for the incineration plant and the sorting center and the future management of equipment at the athanor site in la tronche.
His Athanor production company has started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the 81-year-old's surreal film "Insects" which he says will be his final film.
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Es en el Athanor del canto que se destila, en una sutil alquimia, el recuerdo del difunto.
A voracious reader all her life, she wrote poetry which was published in The Listener and Athanor, and translated several books from French into English.
D D para la creacion artistica Artes Estudios x visuales culturales y visuales Artes Estudio de voz x escenicas y la palabra Artes Estetica e x escenicas historia del teatro Artes Arte danzario x escenicas Artes Juegos escenicas infantiles de C D -- Colombia, diseno y organizacion de ludotecas Artes Aguafuerte x escenicas Artes Athanor x escenicas Artes Malinche x escenicas Artes Okan x escenicas Artes Perversiones Reg.
12) I contend that there is a greater relationship or analogy with near-contemporary romance and romance illustration and the miniatures of the Jour du Jugement, in particular Jean de Meun's Roman de la Rose and Robert de Boron's Merlin; see Karlyn Griffith, "Viewing the Romance of Antichrist in the Miniatures of the Jour du Jugement MS Besancon 579," Athanor 27 (2009): 25-33.
Also it is called a secret Den, because of the secretness of Ashes or Sand, in which in a Philosophical Athanor it is set, the doores being firmly shut up, and a prospect left to look in by a Window, either to open a little, as much as is convenient sometimes, as occasion requires, or else with Glass put into it, to admit the view of the Artist; together with a light at hand to shew the colours (Philalethes 1678).
Although he drifted across to the stands' rail inside the final furlong, Laa Rayb kept on powerfully to score by five lengths from Athanor.
Hoy, la exacerbacion del tribalismo (comunitarismo ensimismado), el individualismo (la respuesta personal ante problemas estructurales), el autoritarismo y sus narrativas de imposicion y las transformaciones de lo publico derivadas del declive de la politica, de la creciente monopolizacion del espacio interpretativo y de los acelerados avances tecnologicos, desestabilizan el athanor en el que se habian producido los sentidos sociales del mundo y de la vida.
RODRIGUEZ-NEGRON, Iraida, "Emblem of Victory: The Inmaculate Conception in Spanish Colonial Painting of the Viceroyalty of New Spain", Athanor, XXII (20043, pp.