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Elixir of vitriol

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Elixir of vitriol old name for the aromatic sulphuric acid of the Pharmacopœia
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. vitriolumvitriolus—L. vitreus, of glass.

Usage

In literature:

Ten or fifteen drops of elixir vitriol may be given in a wineglassful of water every two or three hours.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
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