[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day, March 22

Cait O'Hara lady_cait at lycos.com
Fri Mar 22 10:57:01 PST 2002


Wind on the stomach.
-- Maj. B. Lowsley’s Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases, 1888

Feast Day of St. Nicholas von Flüe, a fifteenth-century farmer-turned-healer who, according to legend, went without food for the last thirty years of his life after suffering intestinal discomfort.  The Fairfax Household Book contains an indispensable royal recipe, described as Queen Elizabeth’s Potion for the Wind: “Take ginger, cinnamon, galingale, of each one ounce; aniseeds, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, of each half an ounce; mace and nutmeg, two drams each; pound all together and add one pound of white sugar.  Use this powder after or before meat at any time.  It comforteth the stomach, helpeth digestion, and expels wind greatly.”

Never meddle in the affairs of dragons;
For you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
-- Acacia

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