from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pharmacy, a pill.
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_Chlamys pilula_, resembles dung of caterpillars, 58.
(Chlamys pilula) which was undistinguishable by the eye from the dung of caterpillars, while some of the Cassidæ, from their hemispherical forms and pearly gold colour, resemble glittering dew-drops upon the leaves.