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 Chef d’Œuvre.Che’mos or Che’mosh [Kee’mosh]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chem’istry [kem’istry]
 
is from the Arabic kimia, whence al-kimia (the occult art), from kamai (to conceal).   1
   Inorganic chemistry is that branch of chemistry which is limited to metallic and non-metallic substances, which are not organised bodies.   2
   Organic chemistry is devoted to organised bodies and their elements.   3
 


 Chef d’Œuvre.Che’mos or Che’mosh [Kee’mosh]. 

 
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