1) An apparatus formerly used in distilling, a short form of ‘alembic’.

1520 a dowbyll styll to make with aqua vite that ys to say a lymbeke with a serpentyn, Mount Grace

1529 a lymbeke for stilling of waters, Ingmanthorpe

1567 ij olde lymbecks xxd ... A stylletorye, Richmond.

dates 1520 1529 1567

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