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White Tincture

That preparation which the alchemists believed would convert any baser metal into silver. It is also called the Stone of the Second Order, the Little Elixir, and the Little Magisterium. (See Red Tincture.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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