aqua vitae


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aqua vitae

Latin for vital water (brandy), formerly used in written prescriptions.
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Aqua Vitae. This new drop is based on the company's research into the health properties of whisky's "soothing aroma" and high polyphenol levels.
The full expression is uisce beatha 'water of life' and this is echoed in terms such as aqua vitae, eau de vie and the Russian vodka, which is just a variant form of voda which also means 'water'.
Two thirteenth-century Spanish alchemists, Arnau de Villanova and Raymond Lully, introduced the use of wine spirits, which they called aqua vitae (water of life), as a solvent into European medicine.
The aqua vitae created by alchemists remained a scientific curiosity, a substance not easily assimilated into regular diet.
They include: wild turkeys, ducks, geese, swans, deer, cod, sea bass, cornmeal (to make bread), pumpkins (to be stewed with cinnamon), prunes (to make fruit tarts), squash, parsnips, carrots and turnips, onions and cabbage (to be boiled or stewed), beer (even for the children), Aqua vitae (brandy), knives and spoons, and three-foot-square linen napkins.
Some of the vendors in the water filtration category include Brita, Teledyne, Solis, Aqua Vitae, Nordic Ware and Pollenex.
If rerouting formerly greeted cylinders evoked glistening alarm, they would simply extract wiggly einsteinium after counting aqua vitae as one o' the boyz.
THE new Aqua Vitae gym at Matfen Hall Hotel will be a hive of activity this March as members, guests and local community groups pool their exercise efforts to take part in a global fitness campaign.
Exchequer rolls from 1494 show that Friar John Cor of Lindores Abbey distillery in Fife paid duty on eight "bolls" of malt to make "aqua vitae" for King James IV.
A little aqua vitae will set you to rights.' He piloted Nick to a crowded tavern with tables and stools spilling onto the cobbles and disappeared inside.