abcedertree has adopted no words, looked up 70 words, created 5 lists, listed 77 words, written 7 comments, added 0 tags, and loved 0 words.

Comments by abcedertree

  • They were useful not because they made the patient swallow what were for the most part harmful substances (the harm was little felt, because the harmful substances were given in small quantities), but they were useful, necessary, inevitable (for the same reason that there are and always will be imaginary healers, fortune-tellers, homeopaths, and allopaths), because they satisfied the moral need of the sick girl and the people who loved her.

    - War and Peace, Tolstoy, 2007 translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

    April 13, 2011

  • Bilibin went on. "Ce n'est ni trahison, ni lâcheté, ni bêtise; c'est comme à Ulm..." It was as if he fell to pondering, searching for a phrase: "C'est...c'est du Mack. Nous somme mackés," he concluded, feeling that he had uttered a mot, and a fresh mot, a mot that would be repeated.

    - War and Peace, Tolstoy, 2007 translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

    April 13, 2011

  • I had no-eyed ear there was such a thing.

    October 13, 2010

  • these would also make good dwarf names

    July 23, 2010

  • Stephen Fry

    February 11, 2010

  • http://www.physorg.com/news200.html

    February 11, 2010

  • This won't contribute to sweet tooth fairy decay, will it?

    January 26, 2010

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  • Wait. Wikipedia says it's Paracelsus. "The dose makes the poison."

    February 26, 2015

  • Your comment on homeopath reminds me of Galen. "The poison is in the dose," etc.

    February 26, 2015

  • Thornton Wilder's theophilus-north has a part about Mozart and a part about wind and buildings and Vitruvius.

    March 26, 2014

  • So you know how sometimes you're out at lunch with your friends and you're like "and then I remembered butter of antimony" and they're all "you mean like milk of magnesia" and you're like, I dunno, maybe.

    That.

    Also, kopi luwak. Because civet.

    March 18, 2014

  • (Scroll down, you'll see it.)

    January 17, 2012

  • Ahem. You'll note that Franz Liszt appears on just one list.

    January 17, 2012

  • Any news you can share from the world of the Red Book?

    March 6, 2010

  • Thanks for adding your false tooth carries some wait around hear me outside the box elder bugs!

    January 26, 2010