nostrum

[ nos-truh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF nostrum

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOSTRUM

You had no other nostrum for tranquillity but to extinguish life.

There were six native clerks occupied with the sale of this nostrum.

Yet that is exactly the position of a doctor who recommends a nostrum.

What must have been made on the nostrum to allow such expenditure?

Still there was no use to attempt calming him with the assurance that his nostrum could not be had.

We may safely feel certain that the nostrum was not liquid oxygen.

For every little ailment there was a pill, a powder or some other nostrum.

James's powder is my nostrum on all such occasions, and never fails.

The facts are, we have entered a new cycle of nostrum development.

This French business, on the other hand, is a nostrum and a mere excrescence.

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