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 A propos de bottes (French).Aqua Tofa’na or Acqua Tofanca. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aqua Re’gia [royal water].
 
So called because it dissolves gold, the king of metals. It consists of one part of nitric acid, with from two to four of hydrochloric acid.   1
 


 A propos de bottes (French).Aqua Tofa’na or Acqua Tofanca. 

 
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