The fat is then remelted, decanted, and poured into tins or glass jars.
The alkaline liquor is decanted and neutralised with sulphuric acid, and the precipitate thus formed is washed and collected.
In a few minutes James returned with the bottle, drew the cork, decanted the brandy, and left.
The former is deposited as the liquid cools, and the latter may be obtained by evaporating the decanted portion.
After 24 hours repose the clear supernatant oil is decanted from the soapy sediment, and filtered.
The clear part, which consists of chloride of calcium, being then decanted by means of a swivel-pipe, is usually thrown away.
What remains in the liquid to be decanted is mostly glass mud and not emery at all.
The solution should be allowed to rest for a week or ten days, when the clear fluid should be decanted from the sediment.
The solution must be allowed to stand, and the clear liquid be decanted through a filter.
When this has taken place, the clear supernatant liquor is decanted, and the sediment drained and dried.
1630s, "pour off the clear liquid from a solution by gently tipping the vessel," originally an alchemical term, from French décanter, perhaps from Medieval Latin decanthare "to pour from the edge of a vessel," from de- + Medieval Latin canthus "corner, lip of a jug," from Latin cantus, canthus "iron rim around a carriage wheel." Related: Decanted; decanting.