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- n. An abscess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.
- Same as impostumate.
We feare more the cure then the disease, the surgion then the paine, the stroke then the impostume.
Why his masculine whore, now the rotten diseases of the south, the guts griping ruptures: loades a gravell in the back, lethergies, could palsies, rawe eies, durtrotte [n] livers, whissing lungs, bladders full of impostume.
Whereupon Catullus called Nonius a scab or impostume though he sat in his chair of estate. [