In this place I ought not to omit mention of another method of assaying employed by some assayers.
I assisted in the assaying department for a short time in 1867.
In truth, however, there are books on assaying four centuries younger that are worse.
The Science room and laboratory were used for chemistry and assaying.
Docimasy, dos′i-ma-si, n. the art by which the nature and proportions of an ore are determined: assaying: examination of poisons.
I could be more certain of helping you when it comes to assaying or developing a mine.
At present I'm doing some of the assaying, and have charge of the sluice-gang.
On such a system of assaying as that, the Humboldt world had gone crazy.
Cupel, kū′pel, n. a small vessel used by goldsmiths in assaying precious metals.
They are exceedingly useful in assaying, as they resist the action of fused oxide of lead much better than most clay crucibles.
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.