malleation


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malleation

(ˌmælɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(Metallurgy) the act of hammering or beating something thin
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He 'will blanch copper so cunningly that it shall endure all proofs but the test: it shall endure malleation, it shall have the ponderosity of Luna, and the tenacity of Luna, by no means friable'; and he invites Sir Petronel to 'Take ars'nic' and to 'sublime him three or four times; then take the sublimate of this realga and put him into a glass, into chymia, and let him have a convenient decoction natural' (4.1.168-70, 174-6).