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- ‘This book even shows the origins of aqua vitae, akvavit and usquebaugh, all very important substances today!’
- ‘Usquebaugh is a very celebrated cordial.’
- ‘In our English language the word is derived from the Gaelic word ‘uisge beatha’ or ‘usquebaugh’ which means ‘water of life‘.’
- ‘The air is temperately cold and moist, and for a corrective the natives use a dose of usquebaugh.’
Late 16th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha water of life; compare with whiskey.
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