I was left alone to refine and distil my art for decades, paring things down to their essence.
Then distil with a somewhat stronger degree of heat, but still very gently, till nothing be left in the retort but a thick matter.
Even jealousy had begun to distil its poison—“Don Santiago!”
And now the King began to distil the elixir of life with their aid.
Pour out thy venom, and do not distil it upon me drop by drop.
A strange letter to write to a lady, but more honeyed sentences will not distil.
Truly, there is a spirit of compensation in this life, if we could only “distil it forth.”
And how, then, is it possible, that unwholesomeness should distil from the udder of a cow?
It is one of the least volatile oils, and the most difficult to distil.
You are the alchemist whose courage and hope shall help me distil some drop of Contentment out of this dreary existence.'