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  • n. A medicine containing mainly aloes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting chiefly of aloes; of the nature of aloes.
  • n. A medicine containing chiefly aloes.

from The 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.


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  • 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.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • 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.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • 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.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • Continued diarrhÅ“a and the action of strong purgative medicines, particularly the aloetic, are dangerous.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • 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.

    What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • 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_.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • 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 Dog

  • The terrier was bled, placed in a warm bath, and an aloetic ball, with calomel, administered.

    The Dog

  • In order to procure an evacuation, the aloetic ball, with one or two grains of calomel, should be given.

    The Dog

  • 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.

    The Dog


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