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Pharmaceutical industry A representation disseminated in any manner by any means, other than by labelling, for the purpose of inducing, or which is likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of drugs or devices.
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From north, south, east, and west every man who had a shade of red in his hair had tramped into the city to answer the advertisement.
You see, Watson," he explained in the early hours of the morning as we sat over a glass of whisky and soda in Baker Street, "it was perfectly obvious from the first that the only possible object of this rather fantastic business of the advertisement of the League, and the copying of the 'Encyclopaedia,' must be to get this not over-bright pawnbroker out of the way for a number of hours every day.
You are very right, sir; it IS in the advertisement,' replied Squeers.
Either that, or it was the sudden impulse of which the most calculating are capable at times; the morning papers with the early cup of tea, this advertisement seen by chance, and the rest upon the spur of a guilty conscience.
The address given in the advertisement was that of a flat at Earl's Court, which cost me a cross-country journey, finishing with the District Railway and a seven minutes' walk.
I--I've come about his advertisement in the Daily Mail.
And so the advertisement was yours, as well as the telegram
I now learnt that the telegram had been posted, with the hour marked for its despatch, at the pillar nearest Vere Street, on the night before the advertisement was due to appear in the Daily Mail.
There's something in the fellow who thought of that, and something in his game; with one word he chokes off the million who answer an advertisement every day--when they can raise the stamp.
He's probably the one man who would have the cheek to put in an advertisement like that, and the one man who could do it without exciting suspicion.
Yours is the first reply I have received; people who can afford to send long telegrams don't rush to the advertisements in the Daily Telegraph; but, on the other hand, I was not quite prepared to hear from men like yourselves.
He continued to publish the advertisements for which he no longer received pay.