While in that frame of mind he leaned thoughtlessly against a druggist's
show-window, wherein were one hundred and fifty kinds of assorted snakes.
This colourless fluid was druggist's
alcohol, and as such is known in tramp-land as "alki.
An alki-stiff is a tramp who drinks druggist's
Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's
, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
The intellectual experience of the people was mainly theological and political, as it was everywhere in that day, but there were several among them who had a real love for books, and when they met at the druggist's
, as they did every night, to dispute of the inspiration of the Scriptures and the principles of the Free Soil party, the talk sometimes turned upon the respective merits of Dickens and Thackeray, Gibbon and Macaulay, Wordsworth and Byron.
Sandon was a large enough place to have a grocer's and druggist's
shop in it, and thither the Count went to write his prescription and to get the medicine made up.
The lady laughed, and told him she had not finished yet, but after choosing various kinds of scents and spices from a druggist's
store, she halted before a magnificent palace, at the door of which she knocked gently.
A simple thing--a few drops of druggist's
ammonia in the water; but Saxon had never heard of it before.
Well, you might be apprenticed to some business,--a chemist's and druggist's
perhaps; your Latin might come in a bit there "
At the moment Ethan Frome, after climbing to his seat, had leaned over to assure himself of the security of a wooden box-also with a druggist's
label on it-which he had placed in the back of the buggy, and I saw his face as it probably looked when he thought himself alone.
I left the conclave at the picture-dealer's forthwith, and purchased at the nearest druggist's
a bottle containing a certain powerful liquid, which I decline to particularize on high moral grounds.
Now observe, he's a partner in a druggist's
business in the rue des Lombards, the Maison Matifat, which made its fortune by that identical colonial product.