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nostrum

[′näs·trəm]
(pharmacology)
A quack medicine.
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Nostrums primary export destinations remain as follows:
It is of public good to promote those efficacious nostrums, the ingredients of which can be acquired without killing the animals.
Cutting through the clutter of educational diagnoses and nostrums, it goes right to the heart of what writers need to do: that is to listen to what others are saying (they say), and summarize it, and then offer your own argument (I say) as a response.
As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.
When failure follows momentary success, the next group sidles in with its magic nostrums promising to undo the mistakes of the past leadership and return the patient to health.
He talks about "responsibility" but his Whole Foods stores devote approximately one quarter of their floor space to an incredible collection of worthless pills and nostrums, located so that the customers must walk through them to reach the checkout area.
Much of the public believes a useful, but unsupportable, myth about the SCLM, and the media itself have been cowed by conservatives into repeating their nonsensical nostrums virtually nonstop.
Nonetheless, like so many New Urbanists, Kelbaugh shows a smug certainty that New Urbanist nostrums if adopted would not only stop sprawl, and create environmentally more sustainable cities, but also build the basis for a robust public life by overcoming urban, social and cultural fragmentation.
Those of us who have actually differed from some gay nostrums know the drill.
After all, other biotech companies have been founded on even less science (my personal favorite: Shaman Pharmaceuticals, a company that raised millions for expeditions to search for nostrums used by witch doctors).