Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An itch-mite.

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Examples

  • a Jesuit how to cure agues, from a friar how to cut for stone, from a soldier how to treat gout, from a sailor how to keep off scurvy, from a postmaster how to sound the Eustachian tube, from a dairy-maid how to prevent small-pox, and from an old market-woman how to catch the itch-insect.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • a postmaster how to sound the Eustachian tube, from a dairy-maid how to prevent small-pox, and from an old market-woman how to catch the itch-insect.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

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