Friday, 20 February 2009

Word of the Week: Aqua Mirabilis

The wonderful water is prepared of cloves, galangals, cubebs, mace, cardomums, nutmegs, ginger, and spirit of wine, digested twenty four hours, then distilled. It is a good and agreeable cordial.

From: Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology

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Polly said...

Oh my God! Did you try it?? Does it give you wings???

Mrs Woffington said...

Ha ha! It sounds lethal if you ask me...