from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A charm by which love was supposed to be excited; a philter.


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  • If you are aware that I know some love-charm, Socrates, of which I am the happy but unconscious possessor, pray make haste and enlighten me.


  • "She asks for a love-charm, the kind of potion that Ayurveda practitioners used to produce all the time until the government stepped in."

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • "We can't even make a simple love-charm work on him!"

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Irene delved for some more seeds, and grew a fiesta flower, a rainbow fem, a good-luck plant, a silver-ball plant, a pearl plant, a live-forever plant, a love-charm plant, and a bag flower for the refuse of the party.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • _Westward Ho! _ It was hither that Rose Salterne came to perform the love-charm that should reveal her lover.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Deianeira having been informed that the fair Iole was in the train of Heracles was fearful lest her youthful charms might supplant her in the affection of her husband, and calling to mind the advice of the dying Centaur, she determined to test the efficacy of the love-charm which he had given to her.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • Melissa, more than ever at a loss to comprehend the cause of his indifference, applies to Leucippe, (whom she supposes to possess the skill of the Thessalians in magic,) for a love-charm to compel his affections, promising her liberty as a reward.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844

  • One wise man thought the Soldan had been bewitched by some fatal love-charm brought from Rome.

    The Children's Portion

  • The Centaur Nessus, in dying by the arrow of Heracles, which had been dipped in the venom of the Hydra, persuaded the bride Deanira, whose beauty was the cause of his death, to keep some of the blood from the wound as a love-charm for her husband.

    The Seven Plays in English Verse

  • In her desperation, she made up her mind to try on him the love-charm of the



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