from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to', or resembling vitriol; vitriolic.
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Those waters (saith _Renodæus_) which are replenished with a vitrioline quality, as those at the _Spaw_, doe presently heale, and (as it were) miraculously cure diseases, which are without all hope of recovery; having that notable power, and faculty from vitrioll; by the vertue and efficacy whereof, they passe through the meanders, turnings, and windings of all parts of the whole body.
We find it chiefly to consist of a vitrioline nature and quality, with a participation also of those other minerals, which are said to be in the
That _Vitriolum_ (otherwise called _Chalcanthum_) is here most predominant, there needs no other proofe, then from the assay of the water it selfe; which both in the tart and inky smack thereof, joyned with a piercing and a pricking quality, and in the savour (which is somewhat a little vitrioline,) is altogether like unto the ancient
Vitrioll, and then the colour will appeare to be of a blewish violet, somewhat inkish, not reddish, as in the former, which hath an exquisite and accurate conjunction of other minerall exhalations, besides the vitrioline.
Wherein it is proved by Reason and Experience the vitrioline Fountain is equal to the German Spaw.