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Nóstrum. n.s. [Latin.] A medicine not yet made publick, but remaining in some single hand.

Very extraordinary, and one of his nostrums, let it be writ upon his monument, Hic jacet auctor hujus argumenti; for no body ever used it before. Stillingfleet.

What drop or nostrum can this plague remove? Pope.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393) · Stillingfleet, Edward (38)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Nostrum." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. https://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/nostrum/.

  1. Hic jacet auctor hujus argumenti means “Here lies the author of this argument.”

  2. Brandi on November 3rd, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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