from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of or resembling scybala.
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For all these reasons, constipation, and more especially the accumulation of large scybalous masses in the rectum, are above all to be avoided.
"cleanse itself"; to succeed they must first soften and liquefy the dry, hardened feces and scybalous masses (little ancient, bullet-like formations) imprisoned above an inflamed and fevered lower bowel, even colon.