from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hippomane, 1.


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  • It is this substance that some call hippomanes, instead of the growth found on the foal; they say it is extremely difficult to get as it oozes out only in small drops at a time.

    The History of Animals

  • The so-called hippomanes grows, as has stated, on the foal, and the mare nibbles it off as she licks and cleans the foal.

    The History of Animals

  • When Zeus permitted her to take what action she pleased against Glaucus, she led the mares out by night to drink from a well sacred to herself, and graze on a herb called hippomanes which grew at its lip.

    On Gun Sights and Eye Doctors

  • What was generally made use of consisted of vervain, tenia, and hippomanes; or a small portion of the secundine of a mare that had just foaled, together with a little bird called wagtail; in Latin motacilla.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • After parturition the mare at once swallows the after-birth, and bites off the growth, called the ‘hippomanes’, that is found on the forehead of the foal.

    The History of Animals

  • All the curious stories connected with the hippomanes are due to old wives and to the venders of charms.

    The History of Animals

  • _ The allusion is to the _hippomanes_ or growth said to be found on the forehead of a new-born foal.

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

  • The name given to this was _hippomanes_, and it was supposed to act as a powerful love-philtre.

    The Aeneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor

  • Papias found it a great trouble, and indeed was quite muddled with it, placing hyppocrita, hippomanes among the h's, but hippopedes and several others under the i's, though without depriving them of initial

    The Age of Erasmus Lectures Delivered in the Universities of Oxford and London

  • "The recipe for these hippomanes is lost," continued Des Hermies with almost a sad smile.

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