What doesn't kill can cure, as many a quack doctor spruiking dubious tonics declared through the centuries.
But similarly, a new-age quack healer would disagree with a brain surgeon.
One theory is that the sound of the quack tails away, which makes the echoes difficult to hear.
I'm sorry to say that it's not true about the quack of a duck.
As we took off, I could hear a faint quack of relief from Archie's new acquaintances.
My comments on quack medicine have brought on challenges from some readers.
I hope you grow donkey ears and quack like a duck!
It is to help those who have fallen for the lies and deceit of quack medicine and pseudoscience.
‘It's starting to walk like a duck and quack like a duck,’ remarked Engelke.
An alternative medicine quack reckoned he could cure Faulkner of his twitching with a six-month course of treatment.
You are drawn to the plight of the bird in the air pump, the sad and frightened girls and the wild eyes of the quack scientist.
As we've said before, that's a totally quack claim.
She will also turn her attention to Irish ducks, which presumably quack with an agreeable brogue.
Some of these remedies have been closer to quack concoctions.
But even from the vague hints he throws out, I think we may rest assured it will not be the last quack of a lame duck.
I mean, I'm not gonna quack like a duck for a consequence.
Depressed by the abundance of absurd claims for quack alternative therapies, he had set up the site as a credulity experiment.
They are saying they do not want the project to go ahead, full stop, because it is quack medicine.
Among the modern evils to fall under Ince's scrutiny was quack alternative medicine.
As with most quack cure claims about ‘toxins’, the actual toxins were not named.
It helps if you can whip the populace into a panic like some snake oil salesman, then sell them the quack cure.
A lifestyle guru is a modern sort of mountebank, selling quack advice instead of false medicines.
Ducks wake up and quack and swim away as we pass on the narrow walks, little packs of 20 or so ducks.
We should be looking at changing our lifestyles, not stuffing ourselves full of quack medicine.