from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fibrous, flabby new growth over the elbow of a horse, due to repeated injury from lying on hard floors or with the front feet doubled under the body. Also called capped elbow.
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Sometimes the skin is indurated and lies in folds, or the shoe-boil shows abrasions on its surface and fistulous openings leading from abscess centres.