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 Aqua Tofa’na or Acqua Tofanca.Aqua’rians. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aqua Vitæ [water of life].
 
Certain ardent spirits used by the alchemists. Ben Jonson terms a seller of ardent spirits an “aqua-vitæ man” (Alchemist, i. 1). The “elixir of life” was made from distilled spirits, which were thought to have the power of prolonging life. (See EAU-DE-VIE.)   1
 


 Aqua Tofa’na or Acqua Tofanca.Aqua’rians. 

 
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