Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Oil obtained from the bodies of codfish, often mixed with the product from other fish: used in dressing leather.
“If it lessen the appetite, or cause nausea, I employ it thrice a day as a rectal injection; and in cases where the large doses of iron used cause intense constipation, I find the use of cod-oil enemata doubly valuable, by acting as a nutriment and by disposing the bowels to act daily.”
“I remember well an old nurse who assured me when I was a student that "some fats is fast and some is fickle, but cod-oil fat is easy squandered.”
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