venefˈically, veneficˈiously or veneficˈously adverb
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Main Entry:venefic

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  • Veneficiously — Veneficial Ven e*fi cial, Veneficious Ven e*fi cious, a. Acting by poison; used in poisoning or in sorcery. [Obs.] An old veneficious practice. Sir T. Browne. {Ven e*fi cious*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eggshells —    In his Vulgar Errors (1686), Sir Thomas Browne noted:    to break an egg after ye meate is out we are taught in our childhood ... and the intent thereof was to prevent witchcraft; lest witches should draw or prick their names therein and… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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