A B & B is a cocktail that mixes brandy and Benedictine in equal measures, usually on the rocks in a brandy snifter.
Benedictine is a herbal liqueur invented by Normandy monks in the 19th century.
Ammonia is a chemical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is a colourless gas, found in small quantities in the atmosphere. It has the chemical formula NH3.
Ammonia can be used as a household cleaner, in the form of ammonia solution in water (ammonium hydroxide), to clean glass, porcelain and stainless steel.
Henry James (1843-1916) was a noted American essayist, critic, and author of the realism movement, who became a British citizen and spent the last 40 years of his life in England.
The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, is an important transport artery for water-buses, water-taxis and gondolas. The Canal runs from the lagoon near Santa Lucia railway station to Saint Mark Basin and is 3,800m long.
'The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval' is a feature in the women's magazine Good Housekeeping. The feature was established in 1909, and approximately 5,000 products have been given the seal. The chosen products are tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and given a two-year warranty.
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