from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confection flavored with peppermint.
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_worse_ than physic, for a peppermint-drop can take the taste of that away in a minute.
"As the first instalment of twenty-five pounds down is all I am ever likely to get, I will take it now -- no, that one won't do; it's a peppermint-drop, not a sovereign.