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  • v. Present participle of physic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. pr. & vb. n. fr. physic, v. t.


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  • "Supervising the butchering as well as the physicking, are ye now, mistress?" he asked mockingly.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • My Lady had become quite adept at treating minor injuries and ailments, and my own skill at physicking when she was ill was already well established.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • They fared, however, in this respect, like rash physicians, who commence by over-physicking a patient, until he is reduced to a state of weakness, from which cordials are afterwards unable to recover him.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “Woman,” said I with a tone of domestic authority befitting the occasion, “res tuas agas; — mind your washings and your wringings, your stuffings and your physicking, or whatever concerns the outward persons of the pupils, and leave the progress of their education to my usher, Paul Pattison, and myself.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • But Lord Ballindine had made up his mind, or rather, Blake had made it up for him, and the thing was to be done; the risk was to be run, and the preparations the sweats and the gallops, the physicking, feeding, and coddling, kept Frank tolerably well employed; though the whole process would have gone on quite as well, had he been absent.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • Besides, the dog was a good creature, and deserved a good physicking; he did indeed.

    The Moonstone

  • Eaten up by money-troubles, he had but faint interest to spare for the physicking of petty ailments.

    Ultima Thule

  • European dreams led to this, to a deeply wounded world in convalescence, with a thousand years of physicking ahead, with so much irretrievably lost, to be recovered only on the holotapes of Pastwatch.

    Pastwatch, the Redemtion of Christopher Columbus

  • He would have suggested that the speaker needed physicking, to restore his wits.

    Conan the Relentless

  • "The baby won't die, and this girl's likely to, don't you tell me my business, I know physicking for this, anyway --"

    Prentice Alvin


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