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Meaning of QUACKSALVER

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quack"sal*ver\, n. [D. kwakzalver; cf. kwakzalven
to quack or boast of one's salves. See {Quack}, {Salve}, n.]
One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of
the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a
mountebank. [Obs.] --Burton.

 

 

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