from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To apply the cupping-glass to without scarification.
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But when he woke, it was to find the grim reality sitting by his pillow, and he couldn't dry-cup it away.
That he was to have a seton let into the back of his neck, dry-cup himself on the chest and thighs night and morning, and take a preparation of mercury three times a day.