from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Drugs collectively.
- n. A druggis's shop.
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Zip-bang-gasoline-smoke! and I was fished out, laid tenderly on the back seat and rushed to a druggery.
He took me into his druggery, unwrapped the bandage, and examined my wound.
At the sign of the "Three Martyrs" Mr. Levy is seen, in his fashionable coat, and a massive chain falling over his tight waistcoat, registering the names of his grotesque customers, ticketing their little packages, and advancing each a shilling or two, which they will soon spend at the opposite druggery.
'He was a small boy tempted by a varnished widow, with pounds of barley sugar in her pockets; -- and she already serving as a test-vessel or mortar for awful combinations in druggery!
It's about the day-in-day-out druggery of covering a bureaucracy or agency, getting to know people, meeting them for beers, saving their home numbers, etc.