from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of plaster, said to have been invented by Mindererus, used for external injuries.
- n. A saponaceous, camphorated liniment; a solution of soap in alcohol, with the addition of camphor and essential oils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of plaster, said to have been invented by Mindererus, -- used for external injuries.
- n. A saponaceous, camphorated liniment; a solution of soap in alcohol, with the addition of camphor and essential oils; soap liniment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plaster said to have been invented by Mindererus.
- n. A saponaceous camphorated liniment; a solution of soap in alcohol with the addition of camphor and essential oils: hence sometimes called soap-liniment.
You mustn’t believe all that fellow Greyson tells you: he wants me to take salts and senna, opodeldoc, and all that sort of stuff; looks after his bill, you know — eh? like all the rest of you.
And the leader passed on, leaving East better for those few words than all the opodeldoc in England would have made him, and Tom ready to give one of his ears for as much notice.
Friction by means of the hand either with opodeldoc or with laudanum, taking care not to drink the lotion by mistake, will also give relief.
The cramps of the legs, etc., in pregnancy, caused by the pressure of the enlarged womb on the nerves, are often troublesome, but not attended with any danger, and may be speedily relieved by a change of posture, and friction, or rubbing with opodeldoc, spirits of camphor, or hot whisky and salt.
Agitate occasionally for twenty-four hours, and by gelatinization a beautiful and semi-solidified, opodeldoc-looking compound results, which will retain its consistency and hold the ingredients intimately blended for months.
Later, frictions with opodeldoc, or with some stimulating liniment, and supporting the parts by pressure made with a flannel roller, or laced stocking when the ankle is involved, will be useful to restore tone; or strips of adhesive plaster properly applied will be useful for the same purpose.
He then begged me to bathe his back with camphor and opodeldoc, and although I knew the operation would produce no effect, I consented to his wishes, and for more than an hour rubbed his back as he desired, and bathed his head with vinegar and lime juice.
Soon after going on board, my master turned in; and as the captain and some of the passengers seemed to think this strange, and also questioned me respecting him, my master thought I had better get out the flannels and opodeldoc which we had prepared for the rheumatism, warm them quickly by the stove in the gentleman's saloon, and bring them to his berth.
It was like opodeldoc stuffed into an aching tooth.
An attractive person, thought the counsellor of state as he made his way to his lodgings, where his servant was awaiting him with a glass of opodeldoc: Its well Im a steady fellowonly, what was she laughing at?
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