from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like physic or drugs.
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-- Some of the perfumers of Germany use a tincture of the wood of the _Laurus sassafras_ in the manufacture of hair-washes and other nostrums; but as, in our opinion, it has rather a "physicky" smell than flowery, we cannot recommend the German recipes.
"Why, it's bitter, and salt, and physicky as a mineral spring," said the major.
"I rather like it," said Bob, with a very physicky face.