Definitions

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  • n. Mud from the thermal springs at Battaglia in Italy, used to treat certain medical complaints such as gout and rheumatism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mud in its therapeutic uses.

Etymologies

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From Italian fango, from Catalan fang

Examples

  • One much-favored therapy is the mud pack, otherwise known as the fango, which has given rise to a little epithet for the joys of such taxpayerpaid cures: “Fango in the morning and tango in the evening.”

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

  • The Solfatara itself is a trough surrounded by hilly mounds; its smooth, saucepan-like bottom, covered with whitish pumice-sand, is pitted with craters containing violently boiling and fuming mud - the so-called fango, famous for its healing properties.

    Man or Matter

  • BAMcin matek's fango-riffic series, "Bela Lugosi's Dead, Vampires Live Forever," continues with a weekend double-feature made in drive-in heaven.

    Camp and a Little Tramp

  • Mi spiace correggerti ma credo che all'età di 5 anni scrivesti una relazione sulle sculture di fango che facevamo in giardino:

    The return of the emigrant, Part I: The Good

  • The effect is even more intense if a burning torch is moved about over one of the boiling fango holes.

    Man or Matter

  • We recall the fact that the whole Solfatara phenomenon had its origin in a flame being swayed over one of the fango holes.

    Man or Matter

  • In fact all mineral waters and the so-called curarive muds like fango are slightly radioactive.

    The War Terror

  • It rains every day, and this is almost the first time that we have seen the sun since our arrival, it rains continually, and one cannot step out without being up to the ankles in fango; and then, again, there is not a house to be found.

    The Bible in Spain

  • Ademas al prinipio es una sensacion un poco asquerosa porque todo el suelo es de fango, que te llega hasta la rodilla aachhhh!

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  • In questa splendida città di fango rosso in mezzo al Sahara in Niger, l'accordo sull'immigrazione ratificato a Tripoli il 2 marzo scorso è già carta straccia.

    WN.com - Photown News

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