But he seems most comfortable riffing on the future outside the crucible of electoral politics.
Thank the nonexistent gods of Karl Marx that Arthur Miller wrote The crucible so I could imagine the blacklist.
Each of the characters passes through this crucible before the story comes to an end, and everyone loses.
KS: Well, every actor has to get through his Shaw crucible.
Out of the crucible we call art, there is rarely if ever what might be described as good clean fun.
A rod of iron placed in the crucible with the assays will decompose any regulus that may be formed.
Once America slams her doors, the crucible will roar like a closed furnace.
The alchemist was bending over a crucible when Elizabeth entered.
This is the crucible from which is distilled the alembic of power.
The reduced silver will be pure and may be removed by breaking the crucible.
early 15c., from Medieval Latin crucibulum "melting pot for metals," originally "night lamp." First element might be Middle High German kruse "earthen pot." Or perhaps it is from Latin crux on some fancied resemblance to a cross. Used of any severe test or trial since 1640s.