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Mustard plaster   /mˈəstərd plˈæstər/   Listen
Mustard plaster

noun
1.
A plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient.  Synonym: sinapism.






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"Mustard plaster" Quotes from Famous Books



... looked after. An awkward man stands in the first one I enter, and begins a protest against being put on duty. He says he "'listed to fight," and knows nothing about "nussing." He hands over the materials for a mustard plaster, as he professes profound ignorance on the subject, saying that he fears the men left to his charge will not get very good care. This is the only instance I remember of a man who did not cheerfully try ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867 • Various



Words linked to "Mustard plaster" :   cataplasm, sinapism, poultice, plaster



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