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A dissolution of some of the more rarify'd parts of silver, made in spirit of wine, and whetted by alkali-salts.
Edward Phillip, New World of English Words, 1706
This name probably was derived from some notion of the old chemists about the influence of the moon in the preparation of dissolvents.
Samuel Johnson, Dictionary of the English Language, 1755
February 4, 2009
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