aqua fortis


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aqua fortis

Latin for strong water (nitric acid), formerly used in written prescriptions.
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But on the landing Arthur stood and moving his chin and wiping a big moustache said: 'Aqua fortis, boys.
When I asked him how he did it, he winked his eye and moved his chin up and down as though he were brushing it with his huge white moustache: 'Aqua fortis, my boy.