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Definition: (verb) To undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by
boiling or evaporation.
Synonyms: condense, thicken
Usage: The recipe then instructed the cook to inspissate the sauce
by adding flour.
This Day in History
Joan of Arc Goes on Trial (1431)
Joan of Arc, who from the age of 12 was visited by visions of saints
and angels, convinced King Charles VII to drive the English out of
France. The King gave her authority over the army in a number of engagements
when she was a mere 17 years of age. When Joan was ultimately captured
and delivered to the English, they put her on trial for heresy. What
was unlawful and unfair about Joan of Arc's trial? More...
Jimmy Page (1944)
One of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music,
Page started out as a highly sought-after studio guitarist in England.
Under his direction, Led Zeppelin became the prototype for rock bands
to come and redefined music in the 1970s. Page's "sound" incorporates
blues, slide guitar, and distortion, and he has co-written many popular
rock anthems, including "Stairway to Heaven." More...
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