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  • Slang term for London brothels where customers "stewed" in hot water, creating prunelike wrinkles in their fingertips. A jar of these laxative fruits, believed to prevent and cure venereal diseases in Elizabethan times, was sometimes displayed on a front windowsill of these establishments, much as a barber's pole advertised haircuts.

    November 18, 2008