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Moon-drop

In Latin, virus lunare, a vaporous drop supposed to be shed by the moon on certain herbs and other objects, when influenced by incantations.

Upon the corner of the moon,
There hangs a vaporous drop profound;
I'll catch it ere it come to ground.

Shakespeare: Macbeth, iii. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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