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Arsenic (alternate #3) or glass

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One of many symbols used in alchemy to designate arsenic.

Famous as a deadly poison, which it is, arsenic actually plays an important role in certain alchemical practices. At one time, it was also widely used in medicinal cures. For a more detailed rundown of this potent substance, see the symbol for 'Arsenic'.

This particular symbol is also an alchemical indicator for glass, recognizing arsenic's key role as a component in glass making.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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