mustard-plaster love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as mustard-poultice.


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  • He prescribed me the usual sudorific, ordered a mustard-plaster to be put on, very deftly slid a five-rouble note up his sleeve, coughing drily and looking away as he did so, and then was getting up to go home, but somehow fell into talk and remained.

    A Sportsman's Sketches 2003

  • A moment later my uncle was laid, still unconscious, upon his bed, and Jeanne and Madeleine were preparing a mustard-plaster together, in perfect harmony.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete Various

  • Now, the repetition of "my soul" sounded to me exactly like mice-hole, and I suggested the propriety of substituting a rat-hole, at which several became wrathy, and proposed a mustard-plaster for my head.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive Alf Burnett

  • Soon the cramped position began to tell, for they were jammed together, and Tippoo felt like a mustard-plaster upon Alec's back.

    Adventures in Many Lands Various

  • "In England, where there's no sun, there's plenty of shade -- and here, where the sun is like a mustard-plaster on one's back, the leaves are all set edgewise on purpose that they shan't cast any shadow!"

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V Various

  • On the other hand, the need of carrying out this work at any cost acted like a mustard-plaster, and helped us to bear up through the first most difficult weeks.

    My Life Trotsky, Leon 1930

  • The idea of a pavement in a one-horse town composed of two gin-mills, a blacksmith shop, and that mustard-plaster of a newspaper, the Daily Hurrah!

    Sketches New And Old Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 1922

  • At noon, when he seemed no better, I made a mild mustard-plaster and put it on the upper part of his little chest.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer 1912

  • Poppsy was not in the least put out when she watched me preparing a mustard-plaster for the invalid.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer 1912

  • His lung is congested, and it may be pneumonia, but I think my mustard-plaster saved the day.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer 1912


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