Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of the large flat pustular syphiloderm in which the crust is more or less distinctly conical and stratified: a use now obsolete.
- n. A current silver coin of Portuguese India, the same as the rupee, and equivalent to 32.47 United States cents.
- n. Formerly the currencies of Italian Somaliland and Portuguese India.
- n. pathology An ulcer due to syphilis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An eruption upon the skin, consisting of vesicles with inflamed base and filled with serous, purulent, or bloody fluid, which dries up, forming a blackish crust.
“I've paid fees that should be criminal in some parts of the world, simply to exchange my hard currency for rupia, rubles or renminbi.”
“Typhus has a mouse-like odor, and the following diseases have at different times been described as having peculiar odors, -- measles, the smell of freshly plucked feathers; scarlatina, of bread hot from the oven; eczema and impetigo, the smell of mold; and rupia, a decidedly offensive odor.”
“He said that two rupia would be sufficient to pay for our luggage.”
“Dayaks, who are far more efficient and reliable, are satisfied with one rupia a day.”
“On the Mahakam there never was any difficulty about getting men who were eager to gain their one rupia a day.”
“In the other type -- the deep variety -- the crust is greenish or blackish, is raised and more bulky, often conical and stratified, like an oyster shell -- _rupia_; beneath the crusts may be seen rounded or irregular-shaped ulcers, having a greenish-yellow, puriform secretion.”
“The crust, which soon forms, is of a yellowish-brown or dark green color, and may be thick and stratified (_rupia_), as in the deep variety of the large flat-pustular syphiloderm.”
“The proper treatment of rupia does not differ from that suggested for pemphigus.”
“A fine representation of rupia vesicles in both stages of development, is given in Colored Plate II, Fig. 13.”
“(on camera): Now what they were given was some two to three thousand rupia, the equivalent of 35 U.S. dollars.”
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