from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plaster made of cantharides.


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  • Bill followed the Steward, and in a few minutes came back to quarters ornamented with a fly-blister as big as a dollar under his left ear.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals As Seen From the Ranks During a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac

  • She went to a doctor for the first time in her life and was given a fly-blister and some drugs to put in whiskey.

    The Life and Work of Susan B Anthony 01

  • Ice to the abdomen, calomel pushed to free purgation, a small fly-blister below the ensiform cartilage, nutritious enemata, with stimulants in the form of whiskey or champagne, and hypodermics of strychnine, give a more hopeful prospect than would operation.


  • Out through the autumnal haze, across the intervening plateau, over the low foot-hills, and up the Medicine Bow Range, on and ever onward sped the timid, grieved and broken-hearted pup, accumulating with wonderful eagerness the intervening distance between himself and the cruel promoter of the fly-blister and lingering death.


  • A noseless Cupid or a Jupiter with an eye out or a Venus with a fly-blister on her breast, are not attractive features in a picture.

    The Innocents Abroad

  • I love my native air, but it does not love me; and the end of this delightful period was a cold, a fly-blister, and a migration by Strathairdle and Glenshee to the Castleton of

    Essays in the Art of Writing

  • I wanted her to lemme put a fly-blister on to her head, too, but she won't do nothin '. "

    Lovey Mary

  • Send for a barber; and also for a fresh fly-blister, four inches by nine. "

    Off-Hand Sketches


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