- n. Plural form of quackery.
“Leaky gut appears to be yet another of the quackeries that started in the UK, that haven of ignorance about food, nutrition, and digestion, and was snapped up here in America by those looking to make a quick buck out of other peoples 'ills.”
“ORAC has been doggedly pursuing this issue for some time and keeps us up to date with his Academic Woo Aggregator which list the academic centers who have their fingers in the altie pie and there are more than one web sites devoted to the exposing of medical quackeries and woo.”
“But into what quackeries will not people rush for a last chance, where all accustomed means have failed, and the life of a beloved object is at stake?”
“All of the mysteries were represented, but it was up to the reader to discover which out of those thousands of volumes, held a kernel of truth, and which were out-and-out quackeries.”
“The very reverence it is held in -- the strong disinclination on the part of the public to question the accuracy of anything stated under the shadow of a Greek name, or to doubt the infallibility of the man who does it -- makes this kind of nomenclature the frequent protector of fallacies and quackeries.”
“But it was geese, you know, who once saved the Capitol; and I must have my hiss at the iniquitous quackeries which people seek to perpetrate under the taking title of”
“Very hard tooth-brushes are not advisable, and a simple tooth-powder of common chalk is safer and more effectual than any quackeries.”
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“Roman Catholic bishops may not be able to obtain political ascendancy over any more counties than those already subject to their sway; but we would call on him to pause and consider well before he disgusts the best friends of England, by lending attention to the unfounded statements of revolutionary priests, promulgated by mercenary writers; or the legislative quackeries of a disappointed, dishonest, and despicable faction.”
“Innocent of London quackeries, I strolled forth with the full hope of laying me down on a velvet carpet of grass -- the birds carolling around me -- and, perchance, a flock of lambkins, tunefully baying to their mammas!!”
“And these quackeries do not," Grandmama finished her sentence to herself, not wishing to be discouraging.”
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