A distilling apparatus, now obsolete, consisting of a rounded, necked flask and a cap with a long beak for condensing and conveying the products to a receiver.
- The ‘limbeck’ is an alembic, a piece of distilling apparatus known also to alchemists.
- Its insignia was two alembics with spouts crossed against a benzene ring.
- The condensation visible when an object is heated in an alembic was sometimes called the queen's tears.
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