(third-person singular simple present throws in the bark, present participle throwing in the bark, simple past threw in the bark, past participle thrown in the bark)
- 1790, William Buchan, Domestic medicine: or, A treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases, 11th edition, page 151
- In intermitting fevers of an obſtinate nature, I have found it necessary to throw in the bark much faſter.
- 1864 (Nov 5), E. Hare, "The treatment of malarious fever", The Medical Times and Gazette, Volume 2, page 487
- An emetic was prescribed, a perspiration broke out, and I now, with an air of confidence, began to throw in the bark, quite sanguine in my expectations of soon checking this formidable disease.
From the fact that the bark of the cinchona tree is used to make the medicine quinine.