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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AQUA

If the precipitate fails to dissolve, it is treated with aqua regia.

Ruins of it, as well as of the Aqua Claudia, exist at the present day.

A print from it, in aqua fortis, by Alessio Loyr, is mentioned Lett.

But if in the dissolving there be aqua fortis, it sufficeth to calcine it.

The reservoir was supplied with water by a branch aqueduct from the Aqua Marcia.

The aqueduct of the Aqua Martia, had an arch of sixteen feet in diameter.

Without the bryony this preparation is known as Aqua hysterica.

On the left are the walls of Rome, upon which run the arches of the Aqua Marcia.

“Aqua tofana was not a Bornean poison, my friend,” said Cleek, with a smile.

Dissolve zaffre, in powder, in aqua regia, for twenty-four hours.

WORD ORIGIN

"water," late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally "royal water," so called for its power to dissolve gold and other "noble" metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AQUA

water

nounpure liquid hydrogen and oxygen
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