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 Ortwine (2 syl.).Os Sacrum. (See LUZ.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Orvie’tan (3 syl.)
 
or Venice treacle, once believed to be a sovereign remedy against poison. From Orvieto, a city of Italy, where it is said to have been first used.   1
        “With these drugs will I, this very day, compound the true orvietan.”—Sir Walter Scott: Kenilworth, chap. xiii.
 


 Ortwine (2 syl.).Os Sacrum. (See LUZ.) 

 
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