Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or obtained from the aloe or aloes; partaking of the qualities, or consisting chiefly, of aloes.
- n. A medicine or preparation consisting chiefly of aloes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Consisting chiefly of aloes; of the nature of aloes.
- n. A medicine containing chiefly aloes.
“A few yards farther on, a prickly aloetic plant disfigured by a wide tear the other leg of my pyjamas, and almost immediately I tripped against a convolvulus strong as ratline, and was made to measure my length on a bed of thorns.”
“Fertile soils and spontaneous vegetation, reeking with miasma and overpowering from their odour, we had exchanged for a drouthy wilderness of aloetic and cactaceous plants, where the kolquall and several thorn bushes grew paramount.”
“There the Hig, an aloetic plant with a point so hard and sharp that horses cannot cross ground where it grows, stood in bunches like the largest and stiffest of rushes.”
“Continued diarrhœa and the action of strong purgative medicines, particularly the aloetic, are dangerous.”
“His dress was the ordinary barsati; his arms were set off by heavy brass and copper ornaments encircling the wrists, and by numberless sambo, or thin circles made from the twisted fibres of an aloetic plant, on each of which a single infi, or white porcelain bead resembling a little piece of tobacco-pipe, was strung; these ranged in massive rows down the whole of his upper arm.”
“At this point we determine on adverting shortly, or rather reverting, to a certain Tract of Hofrath Heuschrecke's, entitled _Institute for the Repression of Population_; which lies, dishonourable enough (with torn leaves, and a perceptible smell of aloetic drugs), stuffed into the Bag _Pisces_.”
“An aloetic ball or some Epsom salts should then be administered; and this failing to produce the desired effect, the castor-oil mixture, with spirits of buckthorn and white poppies, should be administered, and the use of the clyster-pipe resorted to.”
“The terrier was bled, placed in a warm bath, and an aloetic ball, with calomel, administered.”
“In order to procure an evacuation, the aloetic ball, with one or two grains of calomel, should be given.”
“An aloetic physic-ball, however, was given every fifth day, and a ball, composed of tartrate of iron, digitalis, nitre, and antimonial powder, on every intermediate morning and night.”
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