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aqua vitae

Latin for vital water (brandy), formerly used in written prescriptions.
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The manuscript is full of references to the aquila or eagle (the volatile principle or sal ammoniac), aqua fortis or "strong water" (mainly nitric acid), aqua vitae (concentrated alcohol, often distilled wine), "dragons," (symbolizing "the volatile and fixed principles [mercury and sulphur]," 253), sophic mercury (describing the universal agent of transmutation) and the urine of Saturn (an ammonium salt), just to name a few.
Some of the vendors in the water filtration category include Brita, Teledyne, Solis, Aqua Vitae, Nordic Ware and Pollenex.
The seriously religious Pilgrims didn't condone wild partying, frivolity or excessive drinking of either beer, the most popular beverage of the time, or aqua vitae, a strong liquor made from distilling wine or beer.
Brita has helped everyone, educating consumers on the need for water filters," said Sam Darwish, vice president of Aqua Vitae.
said Sam Darwish, the vice president at Aqua Vitae, "Now I can really feel the demand.
The seriously religious Pilgrims didn't condone wild partying, frivolity or excessive drinking of beer - the most popular beverage of the time - or aqua vitae, a strong liquor made from distilling wine or beer.
The Ed Dunlop-trained filly was content to track Aqua Vitae in the early stages but was given her head over a furlong out and kept on well to win by a length and a quarter from Miss Polly Plum.
No one does that better than Alexandra and Eliot Angle, authors of Cocktail Parties with a Twist and co-owners of Aqua Vitae, a Los Angeles-based event and interior design firm (www.