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dis tuh lay shuhn

  • n  the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
  • n  a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling

  • In the comments here and in his own blog, Sean DeCoursey has been pushing what he calls "distillation" as the solution to the near-total freeze-up of securitized lending .
  • He had personally landed in the new world four years earlier, with a newly minted Nobel Prize gold medal in his pocket, pre-eminent among a distillation of outstanding scientists .
  • Nothing new about that Kamen has invented lots of things, but he didn't invent distillation.
News & Articles

  • New Markey ad lets Obama do the talking
    Senate Democratic nominee Edward J. Markey’s new campaign advertisement is less about Markey himself than it is about President Obama, a televised distillation of the heavy infrastructural advantage Markey enjoys over Republican nominee Gabriel E. Gomez. In fact, Markey’s only speaking role in the 30-second spot, which is entitled “Folks” and begins airing today, is to deliver the boilerplate ...
    June 14, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Keith Olbermann in HULIQ
    In reference to Limbaugh's quotes, Olbermann stated, "It's naked ugly racism, it is the distillation of Rush Limbaugh's ugly view of our country:Oprah, please crush this schmuck!"
  • Mariann Fischer Boel in Environment News Service
    European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer Boel said, "Crisis distillation is becoming a depressingly regular feature of our common market organization for wine. While it offers temporary assistance to producers, it...
  • JK Rowling in This is Nottingham
    Rowling said: "The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is really a distillation of the themes found in the Harry Potter books, and writing it has been the most wonderful way to say goodbye to a world I have loved and lived in for 17 years."

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