Usage examples for emetic

  1. Chalk or magnesia, made into a cream with water, should be given in large quantities, and afterwards the emetic draught above prescribed, or some mustard- and- water, if the draught cannot be got. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. Sometimes juices from the bush were tried; at other times the patient drank on at water until it was rejected; and, on some occasions, mud, and even the most unmentionable filth, was mixed up and taken as an emetic draught. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  3. " Pretty near," said Brown, with the shadow of a smile; for the emetic had very suddenly taken effect. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  4. A doctor had been called in, who administered an emetic, and there appeared upon the scene a strange little animal that grew with visible rapidity. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  5. For an emetic one ran a stick down his throat. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  6. All with one voice were in favour of bleeding at the foot; and in case it did not have the effect desired, to give an emetic at the end of the night. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  7. Have we given the emetic too late? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  8. One witch doctor I know just to the north of Loango always made it a practice to give his patients a brisk emetic as soon as he was called in, and he always found young crocodiles in the consequences. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  9. Lastly, he astounded his old colleague by proposing to administer an emetic. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  10. The slightest delay in administering the bath, or the emetic, may be fatal; hence, the importance of nurses about very young children being acquainted with the symptoms. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  11. While Tiltock strutted out of town at an imposing pace to examine " The Field," Robert Utie retired to his room, sought with an emetic to relieve his stomach, and then sat down to write some letters and an epitaph. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend