Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Surgery.

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  • noun obsolete Surgery.

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  • noun archaic Surgery.

Etymologies

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From Old French cirurgerie. Compare surgery.

Examples

  • "chirurgery"; so the success of physician Russell's soothing oils came as a pleasant surprise.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • There is no sickness almost but physic provideth a remedy for it; to every sore chirurgery will provide a slave; friendship helps poverty; hope of liberty easeth imprisonment; suit and favour revoke banishment; authority and time wear away reproach: but what physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favour, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nay, the art of chirurgery will perish, and all those ingenious instruments that have been invented for the cure of man will lie by useless and insignificant.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • There are physicians in the Islands, who, I believe, all practise chirurgery, and all compound their own medicines.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • We try also all poisons, and other medicines upon them, as well of chirurgery as physic.

    The New Atlantis

  • Jamestown in order to secure the services of "chirurgian and chirurgery ... [to] cure his hurt."

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • The scheme was, that we should pass for _Carabins_ -- such is the nickname of French students in chirurgery -- and in this quality demand admission.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 546, May 12, 1832

  • "As for that," retorted the man in a sing-song voice, "no one can tell whether a medicine be antidote or poison, unless as leechcraft and chirurgery point out --"

    Under the Rose

  • Greece, it must be owned, possessed musicians long anterior to Homer: Chiron the Centaur, regarded by the ancients as one of the inventors of medicine, botany, and chirurgery, who, when eighty-eight years of age, formed the constellations for the use of the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

  • Virginia "seeing there was neither chirurgeon nor chirurgery in the fort to cure his hurt."

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

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