Physicking

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Physicking p. pr. & vb. n. fr. Physic v. t.
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Usage

In literature:

The doctors came, physicked but did not bleed him, and yesterday morning he was better.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
Even they who in the Summer had Mishaps, Send up to Town for Physick, for their Claps.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
No; no useless physicking!
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
In a word; Physick is only a Puddingizing or Cookery of Drugs.
"A Learned Dissertation on Dumpling (1726)" by Anonymous
It is with an Orchard and euery tree, as with mans body, The best part of physicke for preseruation of health, is to foresee and cure diseases.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
She has a weakness for physicking strangers, and the results are occasionally embarrassing.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Dr. PHYSICK never published any thing on this subject.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Wan't my do'-yahd de purtiest in de whole Physick League?
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
John Cotta was a "Doctor in Physicke" at Northampton who had taken his B.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
But afterwards Dr Jack Granton went back to the hotel and physicked her.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

But I health, not physick choose:
Onely through I you oppose,
Say that fairly I refuse,
For my answer is a rose.
"The Rose" by George Herbert
AH! what advice can I receive!
No, satisfy me first;
For who would physick-potions give
To one that dies with thirst?
"Cousel" by Abraham Cowley
THOUGH doctors may your name discard
And say you physicked vilely,
I would I were as good a bard
As you a doctor, Wylie!
"To “Doc” Wylie" by Henry Lawson
The noble King of Brentford
Was old and very sick,
He summon'd his physicians
To wait upon him quick;
They stepp'd into their coaches
And brought their best physick.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
No healing Herbs cou'd sooth their Master's Pain,
The Art of Physick lost and useless lay,
To Pencus' Stream, and Tempe's shady Plain,
He drove his Herds beneath the None-tide Ray:
"Elegy VII" by James Hammond
As to weavers, no matter how poorly they feast;
But Peers, and such animals, fed up for show,
(Like the well-physick'd elephant, lately deceas'd,)
Take wonderful quantum of cramming, you know.
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Santa will be on hand when Cape May lights its holiday tree at the Emlen Physick Estate 7 pm Saturday, Nov 20.
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