[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, April 11
lady_cait at lycos.com
Wed Apr 17 18:28:19 PDT 2002
In pharmacy, a rosin so named from the dragons combating with the elephant. It is moderately heavy, friable or brittle, and in the mass of a dusky red; but when powdered of a bright scarlet, it has little smell, and is of a resinous and astringent taste
It is produced from no less than four vegetables of different parts of the world.
--Daniel Fennings Royal English Dictionary, 1775
It has been used as an stringent in hemorrhages, &c., but now rarely employed.
-- Robley Dunglisons Dictionary of Medical Science, 1844
Feast Day of St. Gemma, a patron of apothecaries.
Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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