Margery was very ill by this time and the doctor said she had symptoms of ptomaine poisoning.
The consequences I suffered were those of ptomaine poisoning.
Humph, I suppose you know they grow on sewers and people who eat them die of ptomaine poisoning?
If Mills has ptomaine poisoning, nothing has happened, the doctor said.
One night, while it was his watch on deck, he got hold of a tin of salmon which gave him ptomaine poisoning.
Look here, Jackwell, he went on sharply, are you trying to pull some of that ptomaine poisoning stuff again?
I faintly asked if she thought it was a very old one, visions of ptomaine poisoning rising vividly.
Mrs. Norton gave the talk a more practical turn by bringing up the topic of ptomaine poisoning.
And so, he's all tied up in knots with ptomaine poisoning and I've got to straighten him out.
Later on Tom declared that he felt very uncomfortable and that he was certain he had ptomaine poisoning.
ptomaine poisoning n.
Food poisoning, erroneously believed to be the result of ptomaine ingestion. Not in technical use.