its used for collecting the gases that are let out of a solution when it is extensively heated.
to escape harsh punishments. She is saying what her 'superiors' want to hear. They want to see/hear witches so she is giving them witches.
Tituba was an Indian woman from the West Indies. She had tan skin and wore elaborate clothes. http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu:8090/saxon/servlet/SaxonServlet?source=salem/texts/pics.xml&style=salem/xsl/dynaxml.xsl&chunk.id=p11&clear-stylesheet-cache=yes Try this site for pictures!
Tituba wants her freedom from Samuel Parris. She also wants to go back to Barbados
Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to explain to the US people about the tactics "if you're not with us your against us" of Senator McCarthy, who fostered a "witch hunt" against Americans who were communists. Americans were afraid of communism, which he represented as the witches in The Crucible.
Miller thought that the audience might see their own times, their own fears and dilemmas reflected in the themes of the crucible.