Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as mustard-poultice.
“He prescribed me the usual sudorific, ordered a mustard-plaster to be put on, very deftly slid a five-rouble note up his sleeve, coughing drily and looking away as he did so, and then was getting up to go home, but somehow fell into talk and remained.”
“A moment later my uncle was laid, still unconscious, upon his bed, and Jeanne and Madeleine were preparing a mustard-plaster together, in perfect harmony.”
“In England, where there's no sun, there's plenty of shade -- and here, where the sun is like a mustard-plaster on one's back, the leaves are all set edgewise on purpose that they shan't cast any shadow!”
“Now, the repetition of "my soul" sounded to me exactly like mice-hole, and I suggested the propriety of substituting a rat-hole, at which several became wrathy, and proposed a mustard-plaster for my head.”
“Soon the cramped position began to tell, for they were jammed together, and Tippoo felt like a mustard-plaster upon Alec's back.”
“On the other hand, the need of carrying out this work at any cost acted like a mustard-plaster, and helped us to bear up through the first most difficult weeks.”
“The idea of a pavement in a one-horse town composed of two gin-mills, a blacksmith shop, and that mustard-plaster of a newspaper, the Daily Hurrah!”
“At noon, when he seemed no better, I made a mild mustard-plaster and put it on the upper part of his little chest.”
“Poppsy was not in the least put out when she watched me preparing a mustard-plaster for the invalid.”
“His lung is congested, and it may be pneumonia, but I think my mustard-plaster saved the day.”
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