from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lead-water.
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In cases of timid adults, who refuse all kinds of operative interference, good results may be obtained by the use of a mild lead-wash or cold tea-baths and the introduction of flat layers of dry lint interposed between the prepuce and the glans; this has a very good effect in keeping the parts apart and dry, and may in time produce a certain amount of dilatation; but even when this is done, unless it will render the foreskin sufficiently loose to allow of its being kept finally back of the corona, it is, after all, but a temporary makeshift.