[Ads-l] "horse-doctor" in the OED

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 4 00:50:12 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> Pharmacopola

Are you sure it's not *Pharmacopoia*, with an "i"? The usual spelling is
*Pharmacopoeia*, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the "e" dropped in 18c
English, nor to see "i" mis-OCRed as "l".


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