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 Q.P.Q.V. (Latin, quantum vis). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Q.S.
 
Quantum suf’ficit. Two letters appended to prescriptions, and meaning as much as is required to make the pills up. Thus, after giving the drugs in minute proportions, the apothecary is told to “mix these articles in liquorice q.s.   1
 


 Q.P.Q.V. (Latin, quantum vis). 

 
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