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apothecary's Latin

obsolete Latin that has been badly mangled or jumbled, either unintentionally through bad translation or intentionally for the sake of humor. Also known as Law Latin, Dog Latin, or Bog Latin. He only spent a year learning Latin, so now he just mutters apothecary's Latin to sound more learned than he is.

talk like an apothecary

obsolete To chatter on in a foolishly pedantic manner. The playwright wants to assume his work speaks to the most educated of society, but in truth, each character talks like an apothecary, and their dialogue so fumbling and convoluted as to be laughable.
See also: apothecary, like, talk
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This lawsuit is about an unacceptable option in carrying out the death penalty and this is why we're seeking to stop The Apothecary Shoppe from providing this unlawful drug.
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5) He is first mentioned in the Calendar of State Papers Domestic for 20 July 1604: 'Grant to John Wolfgang Rumler of the office of Apothecary to The Queen, the Prince, and the rest of the Royal children, for life'.
The apothecary also sells poisons, which are planted in a walled garden.
The author also includes a glossary of literary definitions for health, a timeline of literary dates and events related to the evolution of health care, and a brief history of the healing arts including the early history of herbalism, apothecary, and pharmacy and their influences on the health systems of New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.
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Yes, we have the Viagra was hastily scrawled on a lid ripped from a pizza box and tacked up in the prescription department of my local Upper West Side apothecary in Manhattan.
With these sorts of move it seems likely that the apothecary will make a re-emergence soon as a major part of health care.