Medical attendance was called, and I passed the night in a bath of attar of roses delicately medicated with aqua pura.
Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863 Various
“You see I’m not afraid to risk a dip in the aqua pura,” he said.
The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island Laura Lee Hope
This vegetable always flourishes in a moist soil, though it generally has a holy horror of aqua pura.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 18, July 30, 1870 Various
But, thank you, we have plenty of good ‘aqua pura’ here without bringing in canned pears and such things.
Bob Hunt in Canada George W. Orton
- Aqua regia
a yellow, fuming liquid composed of one part nitric acid and three to four parts hydrochloric acid: used chiefly to dissolve metals as gold, platinum, or the like. Historical Examples The “platinum chloride” of the laboratory is made by dissolving platinum in aqua regia. An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson If the precipitate fails […]
a glass-sided tank, bowl, or the like, in which fish or other living aquatic animals or plants are kept. a building or institution in which fish or other aquatic animals or plants are kept for exhibit, study, etc. Contemporary Examples aquarium Drunkard When Phil Everly passed away most bloggers posted their favorite Everly Brothers performance […]
a process imitating the broad flat tints of ink or wash drawings by etching a microscopic crackle on the copperplate intended for printing. an etching made by this process. to etch in aquatint. Historical Examples The terms were, that Turner was to etch and Lewis to aquatint at five guineas a plate. Turner William Cosmo […]
a lithographic process for printing by offset from a metal plate coated with photosensitized gelatin. a print so produced.