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 for Liquor silicum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liquor \Liq"uor\ (l[i^]k"[~e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF.
     licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid.
     See Liquid, and cf. Liqueur.]
     1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice,
        or the like.
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     2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either
        distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer,
        etc.
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     3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; --
        distinguished from tincture and aqua.
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     Note: The U. S. Pharmacopoeia includes, in this class of
           preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in
           which the substance acted on is wholly soluble in
           water, excluding those in which the dissolved matter is
           gaseous or very volatile, as in the aqu[ae] or waters.
           --U. S. Disp.
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     Labarraque's liquor (Old Chem.), a solution of an alkaline
        hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in bleaching
        and as a disinfectant.
  
     Liquor of flints, or Liquor silicum (Old Chem.), soluble
        glass; -- so called because formerly made from powdered
        flints. See Soluble glass, under Glass.
  
     Liquor of Libavius. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of
        Libavius, under Fuming.
  
     Liquor sanguinis (s[a^]n"gw[i^]n*[i^]s), (Physiol.), the
        blood plasma.
  
     Liquor thief, a tube for taking samples of liquor from a
        cask through the bung hole.
  
     To be in liquor, to be intoxicated.
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