from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sciatica.


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  • Amazing how one's schedule clears up when one gets out of bed exhausted with some funky-home-reno-related hip-pain and proceeds to zig when she should zag causing blazing hip pain and then loss of consciousness.

    December 2006

  • All the parts of this tree are abstersive, and therefore sovereign for the consolidating wounds; and asswage the pains of the gout: But the bark decocted in common water, to almost the consistence of a syrup, adding a third part of _aqua vitæ_, is a most admirable remedy for the _ischiadicæ_ or hip-pain, the place being well rubb’d and chaf’d by the fire.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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