Definition of crucible:
danger, anvil, pot, ordeal, adventure, minefield, gauntlet, beat, container, visitation, cross, havoc, melting pot, cauldron, trial, chase, emergency, tribulation, threat, bullion, escapade, burnish, precipice, fire, crisis, a disaster waiting to happen, ct., deposit, blacksmith, bar, easy.
They were partners in a furnace, and had kept the fire burning for nine months, when the contents of the crucible began to assume the yellow hue which excited all their hopes; a few moments of neglect led to the catastrophe narrated above.- "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
- "Cynthia Wakeham's Money", Anna Katharine Green.
- "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.