Quackery and astrology, the latter of which often served as a mask to the former, appear to have been at one time a kind of Castor and Pollux; quackery, however, it would seem has outlived astrology, for there are more who would swallow the nostrum of the quack than the flatulent bolus of the fortune-tellers.
At first I was rather upset by this sort of table manners, and for some time I ate with my eyes fixed on my own portion, to avoid seeing the Arabs, who fill the palms of their hands with rice, pat it into a ball and cram it into their mouths just so, the bolus making a great lump in their lean throats as it reluctantly descends.
They then swallow three times a day regular boluses of paste, and are not allowed to take exercise.
[Fr.], dejeuner a la fourchette [Fr.]; hearty meal, square meal, substantial meal, full meal; blowout [Slang]; light refreshment; bara^, chotahazri^; bara khana^. mouthful, bolus, gobbet^, morsel, sop, sippet^. drink, beverage, liquor, broth, soup; potion, dram, draught, drench, swill [Slang]; nip, sip, sup, gulp.
Adv. with haste, with all haste, with breathless speed; in haste &c adj.; apace &c (swiftly) 274; amain^; all at once &c (instantaneously) 113; at short notice &c; immediately &c (early) 132; posthaste; by cable, by express, by telegraph, by forced marches. hastily, precipitately &c adj.; helter-skelter, hurry-skurry^, holus-bolus; slapdash, slap-bang; full-tilt, full drive; heels over head, head and shoulders, headlong, a corps perdu
About midday he returns, and, finding his patient no better, administers a bolus; and while we are all standing about the bed, and Dawson the colour of death, and groaning, betwixt the nausea of the drug he had swallowed and the cramp in his inwards, in comes our Captain Ballcock and the little steward.
" The doctor vowed he would, if bleeding and boluses could make him whole, and so, leaving him with poor groaning Dawson, we went into the next chamber.
Dear SirSome draughts and boluses have been brought here which we conjecture were meant for the young lady whom you saw this morning, though they are labelled for MISS ISOLA LAMB.
Well, if we really must swallow transmutation in some form or other, as this reviewer intimates, we might prefer the mild homoeopathic doses of Darwin's formula to the allopathic bolus which the Edinburgh general practitioner appears to be compounding.]
So he had lent him books, corrected his taste in many matters, and, by dint of petting and humouring, had kept the wayward youth half-a-dozen times from running away from his father, who was an apothecary in the town, and from the general practitioner, Mr. Bolus, under whom John Briggs fulfilled the office of co-assistant with Tom Thurnall.
He made perpetual mistakes in the shop; and then considered himself insulted by an "inferior spirit," if poor Bolus called him to account for it.
I went to his room, at Bolus's, about a little business, and saw at once that he had packed up, and carried off all he could.
Small boluses of ice frequently administered will do much good, and doses of dilute prussic acid, from one to four drops in a little water, will generally arrest the vomiting.
The following is an excellent tonic: Sulphate of quinine, 1/8 to 3 grains; powdered rhubarb, 2 to 10 grains; extract of taraxacum, 3 to 20 grains; make a bolus.
The oil is preferable to rhubarb, but the latter may be triedthe simple, not the compound powderdose from 10 grains to 2 drachms in bolus.
This may be made into a bolus with any simple extract, and given three times a day.
You may give a bolus before dinner, such as the following: Compound rhubarb pill, 1 to 5 grains; quinine, 1/8 to 2 grains; extract of taraxacum, 2 to 10 grains.
" "I can't think of anything but old Bolus's boy turned poet.
Elsley, under the excitement of expectation, had gone out and deigned to buy laudanumso will an unhealthy craving degrade a man!of old Bolus himself, who luckily did not recognise him.
Then he steers for Bolus's shop.
Bolus is at "The Angler's Arms;" but his assistant is in.
Mr. Bolus, K.C., representing the Chemists and Druggists' Union, said that it was felt very strongly that the seriousness of colds should not be minimised, but that foreign travel was an error.
There was a first-class carr'ge door opin right forninst me, an' into that the gyard crams me holus-bolus.
Mellasys per se was a pill, Mrs. Mellasys was a dose, and Saccharissa a bolus, to one of my refined and sensitive taste.
It is good policy for us, perhaps, if our minds are to be under treatment from their books,and it grows plainer every day that no person of mind can well escape from them,that our bodies should continue subject to their boluses.
There you sit snoring, forgetting her ills; Who is to give her her Bolus and Pills?
But such as have properly become English words, may form the plural regularly in es; as, chorus, choruses: so, apparatus, bolus, callus, circus, fetus, focus, fucus, fungus, hiatus, ignoramus, impetus, incubus, isthmus, nautilus, nucleus, prospectus, rebus, sinus, surplus.
1. Write the plurals of the following nouns: town, country, case, pin, needle, harp, pen, sex, rush, arch, marsh, monarch, blemish, distich, princess, gas, bias, stigma, wo, grotto, folio, punctilio, ally, duty, toy, money, entry, valley, volley, half, dwarf, strife, knife, roof, muff, staff, chief, sheaf, mouse, penny, ox, foot, erratum, axis, thesis, criterion, bolus, rebus, son-in-law, pailful, man-servant, fellow-citizen.
Here, too, off the main-travelled roads, the wandering quackPatent Electric Pills, nerve cures, etc.divides the field with the seed and fruit man and the seller of cattle-boluses.
But to make assurance doubly sure they deemed it advisable to administer the rest of the ashes as a bolus to the animals.
In these cases I have given from ten grains to a scruple of the fresh root twice or thrice a day, made into a bolus or emulsion with unctuous and mucilaginous substances, which cover its pungency, and prevent its making any painful impression on the tongue.
The bolus is then kept in the mouth, and rolled over and over until it is thought requisite to renew it.