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  • noun an antacid


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  • He knew the principle was bad, confessed to a scorn for friends of his whom he knew to be bromo-seltzer fiends, but he had the headache and the work to do -- a sure cure and a quick one seemed imperative.

    Civics and Health

  • "We've been on a pub-crawl with Andrew Volstead and Lady Astor, and Hoppy came along to carry the bromo-seltzer."

    The Saint in Action

  • He suffered on a rack of guilty bliss, but he managed to hold back the secret which was bubbling up in him with a bromo-seltzer effervescence.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • So the upshot of it was that instead of taking chloroform, Pupkin stepped up to the counter of the fountain and he had a bromo-seltzer with cherry soda, and after that he had one of those aerated seltzers, and then a couple of lemon seltzers and a bromo-phizzer.

    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

  • I don't know if you know the mental effect of a bromo-seltzer.

    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

  • His brain was all sizzling and jolly with the bromo-seltzer, and when he fetched out the ice cream bricks and Zena ran to get plates and spoons to eat it with, and Pupkin went with her to help fetch them and they picked out the spoons together, they were so laughing and happy that it was just a marvel.

    Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

  • Lucy shook him awake and prepared a dose of bromo-seltzer, which he readily drank at her command.

    The She Boss A Western Story

  • This, I am pleased to remark, is simply a mid-day nightmare which should be subjected to hydropathic treatment, reinforced with cracked ice and bromo-seltzer.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • I handed him the money, and told him to try something besides bromo-seltzer, as I had a perfect horror of the stuff, on account of his having used such a quantity already.

    My own life, or, A deserted wife,

  • I suppose it was spent for opium and bromo-seltzer.

    My own life, or, A deserted wife,


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