medicine-chest love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chest for holding medicines, together with such instruments and appliances as are necessary for the purposes of surgery.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored a medicine-chest clean-out, during which folks were urged to clear out their cabinets and bring unneeded medications to designated drop-off spots.

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  • She knew where the medicine-chest stood, at the rear of the room beyond the stove, and thither, by the legs, she dragged the struggling man.

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  • Yesterday I overhauled the medicine-chest, and I dosed my chunks of fat pork and bread with the contents of every bottle that bore a label of skull and cross-bones.

    CHAPTER XLVIII

  • Mr. Pike refused to "monkey" with the "fangled" forceps in the medicine-chest.

    CHAPTER XLI

  • Believers, also, in the efficacy of whisky as a remedy for snake - bite, they had brought with them a fair supply of medicine-chest liquor.

    DUTCH COURAGE

  • As for yourself, send Murphy aft in half an hour and I'll give him the best the medicine-chest affords.

    CHAPTER L

  • I knew the run of the simple medicine-chest the Ghost carried, and while I was heating water on the cabin stove and getting the things ready for dressing his wounds, he moved about, laughing and chatting, and examining his hurts with a calculating eye.

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  • I made a selection of things from the medicine-chest for the acid-burned gangster; and, finding that Murphy knew how to manipulate a hypodermic syringe, entrusted him with one.

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  • Believers, also, in the efficacy of whiskey as a remedy for snake bite, they had brought with them a fair supply of medicine-chest liquor.

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  • It did not even add anything to a man's wages; it only took away something from a man's wages and locked it up, whether he liked it or not, in a sort of money-box which was regarded as a medicine-chest.

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