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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assay  \As*say"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assayed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Assaying}.]  [OF.  asaier  essaier  F.  essayer,  fr  essai.  See 
  {Assay},  n.,  {Essay},  v.] 
  1.  To  try  to  attempt;  to  apply.  [Obs.  or  Archaic] 
 
  To-night  let  us  assay  our  plot.  --Shak. 
 
  Soft  words  to  his  fierce  passion  she  assayed. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  affect.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  the  heart  is  ill  assayed.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  try  tasting,  as  food  or  drink.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  To  subject,  as  an  ore,  alloy,  or  other  metallic  compound, 
  to  chemical  or  metallurgical  examination,  in  order  to 
  determine  the  amount  of  a  particular  metal  contained  in 
  it  or  to  ascertain  its  composition. 




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