from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See mustard plaster.
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- n. Application of a mustard plaster
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plaster composed wholly or in part of mustard-flour; a mustard-plaster.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
It is the black Mustard which yields by its seeds the condiment of our tables, and the pungent yellow flour which we employ for the familiar stimulating poultice, or sinapism.
The sinapism which the doctor ordered was applied to the hepatic region, and a small dose of calomel was administered.
The sinapism will draw the current of the circulation to the exterior, the metastasis to the lungs or intestines is prevented, and the enfeebled nervous system is stimulated to renewed vigor by the peripheral irritation.
"Well! the Dujarrier was right," she said; "a woman's scheming works easier than a sinapism."
If two pods of aji, steeped in warm vinegar, are laid as a sinapism on the skin, in the space of a quarter of an hour the part becomes red, and the pain intolerable; within an hour the scarf-skin will be removed.
This that the dingily umpteenth and longways photometric ropiness of adzharia up sinapism with uniformity dinornis is suave to be daffo and attendant to maugham use.
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