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Word: nostrum

Definition: questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)


Sentences Containing 'nostrum'

Equidem etiam curiam nostram, Hostiliam dico, non hanc novam, quae mihi minor esse videtur postquam est maior, solebam intuens, Scipionem, Catonem, Laelium, nostrum vero in primis avum cogitare.

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