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Bolus  n.  (pl. boluses)  A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.

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"Bolus" Quotes from Famous Books

... Dolus and Bolus Heads reach far into the ocean. The Skelligs, "the most western of Christ's fortresses in the ancient world," raise their heads to the south, while northwards the Great Blasket, a mountainous island, and its eleven brothers, with Innisvic Killane, ...
— The Sunny Side of Ireland - How to see it by the Great Southern and Western Railway • John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger

... the following and found it an efficient remedy. I have tried it on my own eyes and those of others. Take bolus muna 1 ounce, white vitrol 1 ounce, alum half ounce, with one pint clear rain water: shake it well before using. If too strong, weaken ...
— The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious Horses • P. R. Kincaid

... I am afraid we shall all be laid up together." On the table behind him lie the medicines which have been prescribed for him, certain pills labelled "Petitions against the property tax," and a huge bolus ticketed "economy," "to be taken immediately." On the same subject a month later on is a sketch by an amateur, etched by the artist, bearing the title of Economical Humbug of 1816, or Saving at the Spiggot and Letting Out at the Bunghole. From a series of small ...
— English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century. - How they Illustrated and Interpreted their Times. • Graham Everitt

... combination of fish, flesh and fowl—as he dived in the quiet waters, a train of small bubbles marking his track. She fished in deep pools for the great, sleepy, hundred-pound cod-fish that sucked down bait and hook, holus-bolus, and then were hauled in with hardly any resistance, and lived for days contentedly, tethered to the bank by a ...
— An Outback Marriage • Andrew Barton Paterson

... part, I must give you a hint of the truth: We Free Churchmen can't stomach your views of Maynooth. If you value your seat, as a friend I would urge ye, Steer clear of endowing the Catholic Clergy; A bolus (or bonus) so very unhallow'd Would in Scotland, I'm sure, not ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 • Various

Words linked to "Bolus" :   pill, ball, orb, tablet, globe, tab

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