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mustard-poultice

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poultice or plaster made of equal parts of ground mustard and linseed-meal (or flour). It is a powerful rubefacient and counter-irritant. Also called mustard-plaster and sinapism.

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Examples

  • His feet were in hot water; his head was in a flannel petticoat; a green shade was over his eyes; the rheumatism was in his legs; and a mustard-poultice was on his chest.

    A House to Let

  • They're like these old nursing grannies: No. 1 thinks catnip is the only thing; No. 2 believes there's nothing like sage-tea and mustard-poultice; No. 3 swears by burdock.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • a green shade was over his eyes; the rheumatism was in his legs; and a mustard-poultice was on his chest.

    A House to Let

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