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Trepan   Listen
verb
Trepan  v. t.  To insnare; to trap; to trapan. "Guards even of a dozen men were silently trepanned from their stations."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Trepan" Quotes from Famous Books



... drawn forth equally; the surgeons do not bleed, but a set of men called sangerros perform that office, and no other; the surgeons consider it dishonourable to perform that operation. They seldom trepan; a surgeon who attempted to perform it, would himself be perhaps in want of it. To all flesh wounds they apply a powder called coloradilla, which certainly effects the cure; it is made of myrrh, mastic, dragon's blood, bol ammoniac, &c.—When persons of fashion are bled, their friends send ...
— A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 - Volume 1 (of 2) • Philip Thicknesse

... house; a public house kept by sheriff's officers, to which they convey the persons they have arrested, where they practise every species of imposition and extortion with impunity. Also houses kept by agents or crimps, who enlist, or rather trepan, men to serve the East India or ...
— 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue • Captain Grose et al.



Words linked to "Trepan" :   trephine, surgical operation, bore, surgical process



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