crucible crucible  /ˈkru sə bəl/


  • (n) a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions


  1. A magnet for entrepreneurs, artists, jet-setters and foreign money, Bombay is the crucible of the new India.
  2. A magnet for entrepreneurs, artists, jet-setters and foreign money, Bombay is the crucible of the new India: Life in Dharavi Inside Asia's biggest slum.


  1. CADET Program ignites interest in firefighting

    Sierra Vista Firefighter Dave Parry, left, assists Confidence Accountability Diversity and Teamwork (CADET) Program participant Sam Fuller, 18, at Sierra Vista Fire Station 3 on Friday during a drill called the Crucible, in which they must crawl through a space with obstacles that may catch on their firefighting gear. (Candy Whiting • Herald/Review) SIERRA VISTA   — On Tuesday, about a dozen 16 ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  2. 'The Crucible' comes to Mount Vernon this weekend

    MOUNT VERNON -- Sixty years after its premier, Arthur Miller's classic drama "The Crucible," loosely based on the infamous Salem Witch Trials, endures as a relevant story.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mount Vernon News

  3. Norwood High School drama brings "The Crucible" to town

    The Norwood High School drama program is bringing a production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” to town this weekend.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Norwood Bulletin

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  1. Bush, speaking with McCain at his side in Texas Monday, said the former Vietnam prisoner-of-war has "character forged in the crucible of war," and was best prepared to lead the nation in the future.
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: George HW Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. The regions that straddle that frontier form a "crucible of terrorism," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said during a visit to Afghanistan, where his country and the US have thousands of troops trying to stamp out the militant threat.
    on Apr 27, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  3. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the plot was "different in its distinct ties to the Caribbean, a region that is rarely thought of in terms of terrorism but of increasing concern to us as a crucible in the foment of Islamic...
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Raymond Kelly Source:

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