from The Century Dictionary.

  • Chirurgic; surgical: as, “chirurgical lore,”

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  • adjective archaic Surgical.


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  • In truth, I myself have been generous in serving him, for the fellow is built as strong as Edinburgh Castle, and his anatomy would have matched any that is in the chirurgical hall of Padua.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • He believed in all dreams, railroads, the suppression of suffering in chirurgical operations, the fixing of images in the dark chamber, the electric telegraph, the steering of balloons.

    Les Miserables

  • Et si vous connaissiez la tete de mes accessoires piercing ... deux pitit boules de meme pas 1 mm de diametre (veridique ce sont les plus petite du marché) en metal chirurgical 4 euros ca fait cher 2 euros la boule quoi!

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  • I repeated the method of care as it is prescribed by the best chirurgical writers, which he heard to an end, and then said with a supercilious smile, “So you think with such treatment the patient might recover?”

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • In short, he had as many offices as Scrub in the play, and went through them all with great dexterity; this of surgeon was, perhaps, the only one in which his skill was somewhat deficient, at least that branch of tapping for the dropsy; for he very ingenuously and modestly confessed he had never seen the operation performed, nor was possessed of that chirurgical instrument with which it is performed.

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • The stroke of the palsy has been related circumstantially; but he was also afflicted with the gout, and was besides troubled with a complaint which not only was attended with immediate inconvenience, but threatened him with a chirurgical operation, from which most men would shrink.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • -- Remarks at a meeting of the Edinburgh Medico-chirurgical

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • (Christopher and Charles Marshall received $4,151 on May 2, 1777, "for sundry medicines and chirurgical instruments supplied by them for the use of different battalions of continental forces.") [116] _Pennsylvania Journal_, January 29, 1777.

    Drug Supplies in the American Revolution

  • He excelled, from his earliest youth, in the manufacture of chirurgical instruments, and was already known as a skilful artist in that way, when his inclination for the stage caused him to neglect his profession, in order to declaim tragedy.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 6, June 1810


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