aqua-vitae (n.) Old form(s): Aqua vite , Aqua-vitae, Aquavite
spirits, alcohol, strong drink, brandy
CE IV.i.90[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Ephesus] I have bought ... the aqua-vitae
MW II.ii.289[Ford alone, of whom he would rather trust] an Irishman with my aqua-vitae bottle ... than my wife with herself
RJ III.ii.88[Nurse to Juliet] Give me some aqua vitae
RJ IV.v.16[Nurse alone, calling out] Some aqua vitae, ho!
TN II.v.189[Sir Toby to Maria, of whether her plan is working] Like aqua-vitae with a midwife
WT IV.iv.782[Autolycus to Clown, of the Shepherd] He has a son: who shall be ... recovered again with aqua-vitae or some other hot infusion
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