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Sweet

(swēt),
Robert Douglas, 20th-century English dermatologist. See: Sweet disease.

sweet

[AS. swete, sweet]
1. Pleasing to the taste or smell. See: taste
2. Containing or derived from sugar.
3. Free from excess of acid, sulfur, or corrosive salts.

sweet

opposite of sour.

sweet birch oil
see methyl salicylate.
sweet buckeye tree
aesculusoctandra.
sweet clover
sweet feed
a mixture of rolled grain and molasses used to tempt convalescent horses and cattle.
sweet grass
panicumschinzii.
sweet itch
an intensely itchy dermatitis of horses caused by hypersensitivity to the bites of Culicoides spp. The lesions are worst in the summer months and most evident along the middle of the back. The skin is thickened and the hair is missing. Called also Queensland itch. See equine allergic dermatitis.
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Sweet itch (Queensland itch) on the neck of a horse. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
sweet oil
olive oil.
sweet pea
lathyrusodoratus.
sweet potato
ipomoeabatatas.
sweet vernal grass
References in classic literature ?
His eyes were too mild; there was not a spark of the beast in them, nor in his face, while his body seemed too fragile, what of its fairness and smoothness, and his face too boyish and sweet-tempered and intelligent.
We were getting tired of its ill-humour and talked of leaving it, when it suddenly grew sweet-tempered again, swooped around a curve--and presto, we were in fairyland.
Well, she's a sweet-tempered, good-humoured lady, be she what she will, and I shall hardly refrain from crying when I hear she is hanged or beheaded.
he asked, becoming again the naive and sweet-tempered boy for whom Nature had intended him.
This evidently was one of the days on which Claire was not so sweet-tempered as on some other days.
Miss Rachel used to remark that the Italian side of him was uppermost, on those occasions when he unexpectedly gave in, and asked you in his nice sweet-tempered way to take his own responsibilities on your shoulders.
Everybody thinks me crabbed and odd (with perfect justice); and everybody thinks her sweet-tempered and charming (with more justice still).
A working woman, christened Rachael, after a long illness once again appearing at the ringing of the Factory bell, and passing to and fro at the set hours, among the Coketown Hands; a woman of pensive beauty, always dressed in black, but sweet-tempered and serene, and even cheerful; who, of all the people in the place, alone appeared to have compassion on a degraded, drunken wretch of her own sex, who was sometimes seen in the town secretly begging of her, and crying to her; a woman working, ever working, but content to do it, and preferring to do it as her natural lot, until she should be too old to labour any more?
But while Bryony Hannah, who plays sweet-tempered nurse Cynthia, admits they all miss their friend, they have a "light" in the "wonderful" Charlotte Ritchie, best known for her role as posh student Oregon in Fresh Meat, who has joined the line-up as nervous newbie Barbara.
Owners of pit bulls and their supporters, like the 30 people who gathered Thursday outside the Springfield Police Department to protest the shooting, insist that the dogs are sweet-tempered, and no more dangerous than any other breed.
The other bridesmaids are the foul-mouthed and free-spirited Gena (Lizzy Caplan) and the sweet-tempered but dimwitted Katie (Isla Fisher), who is convinced that the only way a man will like her is if she hops straight into bed with him.
He is a beautiful child, still sweet-tempered and loving despite all the agonies he has endured, still blowing kisses to his mum's helper when she pops her head round the door to say goodbye.