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That was all they wanted: their continual allowance of aqua vitae.

I would give all the pohickory that was ever brewed by heathen for a toss of aqua vitae!

Thou wilt await at Cumnor Place my further orders; and, as thou livest, beware of the ale-bench and the aqua vitae flask.

Bradford mentions "aqua vitae" as a constituent of their lunch on the exploring party of November 15.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., Latin, literally "water of life," an alchemical term for unrefined alcohol. Applied to brandy, whiskey, etc. from 1540s. Cf. whiskey, also French eau-de-vie "spirits, brandy," literally "water of life."

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