from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various ointments believed to have “sovereign” virtues.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ointment composed of wax, pitch, resin, and olive oil, lard, or other fatty substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ointment named from its supposed “sovereign” virtues.
"basilicon," or royal, probably because used of old in some regal unguent, or bath, or medicine.
* Ung [uentum] Basilic [um] Flav [um] (Yellow basilicon ointment) 10 lb.
The groove made is filled with basilicon ointment, [A] and the coronet stimulated with a cantharides ointment, In this way there is induced to grow from the coronet a new wall of nearly normal dimensions.
The doctor who attended him -- a very scientific man -- informed me that the bullet entered the parallelogram of his diaphragmatic thorax, superinducing hemorrhage in the outer cuticle of his basilicon thaumaturgist.
If suppuration seems to be established and the swelling assumes the character of a developing abscess, hot poultices of flaxseed or of boiled vegetables and the embrocations of sedative ointments, those of basilicon, or vaseline, impregnated with preparations of opium or belladonna -- all these recommend themselves by their general adaptation and the beneficial results which have followed their administration, not less in one case than in another.
To these they added some eye-water, some basilicon, and a few small tin boxes in which phosphorus had been kept.
Captain Clark, therefore, opened the abscess, introduced a tent, and dressed it with basilicon.
C. opened the absess introduced a tent and dressed it with basilicon; I prepared some dozes of the flour of sulpher and creem of tarter which were given with directions to be taken on each morning.
However that was, he sent for basilicon and sugar to dress the wound, in hopes she might at least recover so far as to declare there was no malice between them, but those endeavours were in vain, for she never spoke after.
Colter and Bratton were permitted to visit the indian villages today for the purpose of trading for roots and bread, they were fortunate and made a good return. we gave the indian cheif another sweat today, continuing it as long as he could possibly bear it; in the evening he was very languid but appeared still to improve in the use of his limbs. the child is recovering fast the inflamation has subsided intirely, we discontinued the poltice, and applyed a plaster of basilicon; the part is still considerably swolen and hard. in the evening R. Feilds Shannon and Labuish return from the chaise and brought with them five deer and
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