Guffaws suddenly rose from the little crowd by the assayer's sign.
Wouldn't it be wiser to tell the assayer and get him to help?
"It's from the assayer; I left word at the settlement for the message to be sent on," he explained.
One of these days we shall have to appoint an assayer of consciences at the Mint.
The assayer, bewildered at Sandy's assumption of friendship, waved his hand deprecatingly.
Sandy introduced Sam as his partner, Westlake as a mining engineer and assayer.
And on other grounds the determination of a specific gravity is one of the operations with which an assayer should be familiar.
The assayer of Provinces spent most of his time trout-fishing.
Tom had returned before this with reports from the assayer and copies of the filing of the claims.
"We might try little Aleck Smith, the teamster," said the assayer, thoughtfully.
assay as·say (ās'ā', ā-sā')
Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a substance, especially of an ore or a drug, to determine its components.
A substance to be so analyzed.
The result of such an analysis.
An analysis or examination.
To subject a substance to chemical analysis.
To examine a person's capability by trial or experiment; put to a test.
To evaluate a situation; assess.
To attempt; try.
To be shown by analysis to contain a certain proportion of atoms, molecules, compounds, or precious metal.