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Term: Bain-Marie

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Literally, the "Bath of Mary," it is the original name for the common double boiler used in cooking. The "Mary" in this instance was a Jewish woman who lived in ancient Alexandria and was known to be one of the earliest practitioners of alchemy. It was used to slowly heat substances, a practice necessary for alchemy.

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