from The Century Dictionary.
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Attached to his left wrist by a fine chain was a gold pomander-ball of the size of a small apple, very beautifully chiselled.
And he smiled sardonically, sniffing at his pomander-ball.
Gone now was the last vestige of his habitual silkiness; the pomander-ball hung neglected, and his delicate fingers tugged viciously at his little pointed beard, his great sapphire ring flashing sombrely.
"Fair gentlewoman," he began, pomander-ball in hand, "had you a venture in that ship?
"Patience has made me a pomander-ball composed of angelica, rue, zedoary, camphor, wax, and laudanum, which I have hung round my neck with a string.