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November 19th
11:14 PM
Fumo Mortale.Tolli arsenico e ‘ncorpora con solfo o risalgallo.Riparo: acqua rosaRospo stillato, cioè rospo terreste.Bava di can rabbioso (e cornio stillati).Tarante da Taranto.
Deadly Smoke.Arsenic mixed with Sulphur and RealgarDissolve in (lit: shelter): RosewaterVenom of toad, i.e. land toad.Slaver of rabid dog (and distilled horn?!).Tarantula from Taranto.
[ NOTE: Even though Arsenic and Realgar (an arsenic sulphide mineral that forms really pretty red crystals) are poisonous, Realgar was used in fireworks to make them white, and is still used today for certain types of fire crackers. Therefore, I am not quite sure just how deadly Leonardo wanted this smoke to be. Alas, it’s the thought that counts… ]

Fumo Mortale.
Tolli arsenico e ‘ncorpora con solfo o risalgallo.

Riparo: acqua rosa
Rospo stillato, cioè rospo terreste.
Bava di can rabbioso (e cornio stillati).
Tarante da Taranto.

Deadly Smoke.
Arsenic mixed with Sulphur and Realgar
Dissolve in (lit: shelter): Rosewater
Venom of toad, i.e. land toad.
Slaver of rabid dog (and distilled horn?!).
Tarantula from Taranto.

[ NOTE: Even though Arsenic and Realgar (an arsenic sulphide mineral that forms really pretty red crystals) are poisonous, Realgar was used in fireworks to make them white, and is still used today for certain types of fire crackers. Therefore, I am not quite sure just how deadly Leonardo wanted this smoke to be. Alas, it’s the thought that counts… ]

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