from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A topical medical preparation intended to be rubbed into the skin with friction, such as to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a liquid preparation for external application, especially one of an oily consistency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
There is a liniment from the Chinese apothecary called dit da jow.
Another way is to bruise leeches with oil, and rub the verge with this ointment; or, if it is preferred, the leeches may be put into a bottle, and, thus enclosed, buried in a warm dung-hill until they are dissolved into a coherent mass and form a sort of liniment, which is used for repeatedly anointing the member.
Some of these "Method" concerns throw in some absurd kind of liniment, salve or ointment -- tell you the secret lies in this "lymph" or whatever they call it rather than in their appliances.
She was ladened with gifts: a jar of tomato relish, a huge cake of maple sugar, a bottle of a new kind of liniment for Grandpa, and such an armful of dahlias and phlox and asters and gladioli as Christina had never seen in her life.
Mammy, which I suspect of being a kind of liniment that mother had to learn to make on account of the number of the boys and their bruises.
However, he had some merits; for instance, he could hash hare well and his first profession having been that of distiller, he passed much of his time -- or his masters ', rather -- in trying to invent a new kind of liniment; he also succeeded in the preparation of lamp-black.
Stale layers of sweat were sweetened by liniment oil and disinfectant.
He got a big stomachache and had to rub his legs with liniment oil.
But they sharpen for the postseason, as if covered in magic liniment.
But I let him take a drink of Worth's horse liniment.