The Colonel would then name some nostrum, also decided upon during the long night.
We may safely feel certain that the nostrum was not liquid oxygen.
It never did any good, and she was always changing the nostrum, but she never changed the idea.
James's powder is my nostrum on all such occasions, and never fails.
This nostrum is simply another example of how physicians are being humbugged.
The facts are, we have entered a new cycle of nostrum development.
Or a nostrum that shall be sure work on a horse with a farcy?
This French business, on the other hand, is a nostrum and a mere excrescence.
Arma igitur expediunt, passis velis, instructa acie, directo cursu in nostrum portum inuehuntur.
Every politician has his own nostrum, every interest its own pressing demands.
"quack medicine," c.1600, from Latin nostrum remedium "our remedy," presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster "our," from nos "we," from PIE *nos (see us).
nostrum nos·trum (nŏs'trəm)
A medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy.