GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a fabled drink credited with magical power; it can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it.
- n. a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
“Rumor has it that she may have given him something called a "love-philter" to keep him impotent and away from her.”
“We are assured that, before Protestantism weakened the hands of priests and rent the Church asunder, consecrated oil was regarded as an infallible charm and love-philter.”
“I am often asked if I carry a love-philter with me. ”
“Or maybe that cheap smell about her is a love-philter!”
“Arkwright thought her eyes wonderful; the sweet, powerful yet delicate odor of the lilac sachet powder with which her every garment was saturated set upon his senses like a love-philter.”
“Katuti feigned ignorance, listened to the story of the love-philter, and played the part of the alarmed mother very cleverly.”
“He relied chiefly on his own reckless obstinacy -- which he liked to call firm determination -- Nemu's cunning, and the love-philter.”
“She ordered the dwarf to impart to her what he knew, and the little man told her at last, after sincere efforts at resistance -- for he feared for his mother's safety -- that Paaker had administered half of a love-philter to Nefert, and that the remainder was still in his hands.”
“When she had thanked him for his promise of renewing her letter of freedom, and had confirmed the statement that Paaker had had a love-philter from her, she parted her hair from off her face -- it occurred to her that she was a woman.”
“Cupid's arrow ” the naive Greek equivalent of the medieval love-philter ” why Pallas 'body is not merely laid on the funeral pyre with the traditional wailing, why Turnus does not meet his foe with an Homeric boast.”
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