from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes.

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  • n. lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes


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  • Most welcome sight of all, however, was a dingy chemist's shop about the size of a sentry-box, over the door of which was suspended an Arabic inscription; while inside, robed all in black, sat a lean and grizzled Arab, from whom we bought a big bottle of rose water to make eye-lotion for L. 's ophthalmic patients.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • I made an application of some eye-lotion, at which he shrieked horribly, poor boy.

    Spinifex and Sand

  • Several of the old poets praise the eyebright, or euphrasia, which has a black pupil-like spot on the corolla; therefore, it was thought by our ancestors to make a good eye-lotion.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • That he (the doctor) would like to see him once a week or fortnight or so for a few months yet -- and gave him a prescription for an eye-lotion and dismissed him happy.

    The Martian

  • a sovran tonic, and from purslane an assured appetiser, and from marjoram a pungent tea, and from wood-sorrel a wholesome water-gruel, and from gillyflowers "a comfortable cordial to cheer the heart," and from thyme an eye-lotion that will "enable one to see the fairies."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, November 10, 1920


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