Alcalisation. The impregnating any thing with alkaline salt.
(An Arabic term). A name of a con-fect made by Messue.
(From strength). The elk. It is a large animal of the deer kind, met with in Muscovy, Germany, and very cold countries. The hoof of the hind foot on the left side hath been celebrated against epilepsies, from a ridiculous opinion that the elk is himself subject to disorders of this kind, and prevents or removes them by scratching his ear with his hoof.
(From strength,) so called, on account of its force in expelling poisons.
Alce'a vulgaris major. See Doronicum Ger-manicum.
Alce'a; vervain mallow. See Malva verbenacea.
Alce'a .sgyptiaca, villosa.
i. e. Sulphur vivum.
A bird called the king's fisher. It is also called is pida, halcyon, alcyon,fluviatilis, piscator regis. It is said to make its nest in the sea, and then it is a sign of fair weather, whence the word halcyon days - calm and peaceable times.
See Argentum vivum.
Alchibert. See Alkibric.
The leaves are gently astringent, the root is of the same quality; but this plant is not in any repute as a medicine.
Alchimilla supina gramin fol. See Kna-wel.
Oil of juniper; see Juniperus. Also the name of a dentifrice of Messue.
(Indian term). A sort of animal food made of beef or other flesh, pickled and dried, then boiled and potted for keeping. It is used by the western Moors. See Philos. Trans.
.ALchymy. A composition of copper, with a small quantity of arsenic, resembling silver.
So called because Alcibius first used it against the bite of a serpent. See Anchu-sa.
See Ammoniac, sal.
Or Alchahol; a'l-ka-hol. It is an Arabian word, signifying an impalpable powder, which the Eastern women used to tinge the hair and the edges of their eye-lids. As this powder, viz. an ore of lead, was impalpable, the same name was given to other subtile powders, and to spirit of wine exalted to its highest purity and perfection. See Vinum adus-tum.
Alcohol martis. It is the filings of iron rusted by adding urine to them. When the whole is perfectly rusted, pure spring water is repeatedly added, until all that is urinous is washed away, and the remaining powder is the alcohol mortis. Musgrave employed it with the theriaca in misplaced gout, to bring it to the joints.