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Usage examples for emetic

  1. Emptied his infirm old inside with an emetic and there he was on his legs again. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. Lastly, he astounded his old colleague by proposing to administer an emetic – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  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. Scrape it downwards, and it makes a fust rate fisic, and scrape it upwards it is a capital emetic – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  5. 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
  6. This name is applied to the pulp of the nut of a species of palm which, in its natural state, acts as a most violent emetic and cathartic; the natives themselves consider it as a rank poison: they however are acquainted with a very artificial method of preparing it, by which it is completely deprived of its noxious qualities and then becomes an agreeable and nutritious article of food. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  7. But Christ says that such a church is an emetic – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  8. Have we given the emetic too late? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  9. 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
  10. Instantly the young shot out of the cavity that held them, as if the tree had taken an emetic and came softly down to the water beside their mother. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  11. The plant is very acrid to the taste and is said to be poisonous, and to act as an emetic – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. A large sponge dipped out of very hot water, and applied to the throat, and frequently renewed, oftentimes affords great relief in croup, and ought during the time the emetic is being administered in all cases to be adopted. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The root is emetic – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  19. For an emetic one ran a stick down his throat. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth