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monkey gland

n
(Complementary Medicine) the testicle of an ape or monkey, said to have a revitalizing effect on humans when administered by grafting or adding the essence to the bloodstream
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Tongues wagged; it was down to monkey gland treatment, some said.
Personally, I have never been attracted to a Breakfast Martini, Salty Dog or Monkey Gland and am of the Noel Coward persuasion who preferred to keep it simple: When life starvation grave, gin that many refuse "A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin and then waving it in the general direction of Italy," he said.
Here at The Lodge our waiter was excellent and didn't flinch despite being asked (probably for the 700th time that month) to specify exactly which gland was used to create their signature Monkey Gland sauce.
In the 1930s, players for the Wolverhampton Wanderers football club in England were injected with monkey gland extract for the purported prowess it conferred.
Ahead of his time in his ability to toy with the press, Buckley instigated the rumour that his players were using a monkey gland treatment to aid performance.
From 'Why Not Eat Insects?' to an essay on cheese-making and a popular South African 'Monkey Gland' dish with roots in Victorian times, chapters pair hilarious observations, history and analysis with unusual recipes.
Lucian Boia, Forever Young: A Cultural History of Longevity from Antiquity to the Present (Reaktion, 2003);Anne Fausto-Sterling, Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (Basic Books, 2000); David Hamilton, The Monkey Gland Affair (Chatto & Windus, 1986); Lara Marks, Sexual Chemistry: A History of the Contraceptive Pill (Yale University Press, 2001); V.C.
He insisted his players took a pre-match monkey gland injection, claiming it would improve their mental abilities.
He insisted each of his players took a pre-match monkey gland injection, claiming it would improve their mental abilities.
Lyle attended Tuesday night's Champions Dinner where p title-holder Charl Schwartzel hosted a meal of traditional South African meats served with a monkey gland sauce.
Unfortunately the dish itself was less exciting than its history: these monkey glands did nothing for my own virility.