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- n. Plural form of spicer.
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Essentialist in that, not only does it posit that men and women are born essentially different, “once a man, always a man” type beliefs, but they accept a very conservative victorian set of ideas about what makes men and women different (I describe them as “sugar and spicers”).
As seen later in Publicius's treatise, the queen's pawn represented physicians, spicers, and apothecaries, who are responsible for the queen's health — they are said to know the harmony of the pulses like the harmony of music277 — and whose vast learning encompasses the "proportions of letters of grammar," as well as the arts of cosmology and cosmetics.
For all the sugar and spicers among us, the Junior League is excited to announce its second annual Mother-Daughter Tea.
Then leeches send him letters to say that if he would assist them "waters to loke," he should be well received; spicers have an interview with him; minstrels and messengers keep him "half a yere and eleve dayes"; friars dress him as a friar, and, with them, he forms the friendliest ties of all. [