Related to Imposthume: croup


n.1.A collection of pus or purulent matter in any part of an animal body; an abscess.
v. t. & i.1.Same as Imposthumate.
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The Lady Loring, and the Lady Maude, thy fair daughter, are in good health; and so also am I, save for an imposthume of the toe-joint, which hath been sent me for my sins.
The solid earth Seemed from its quaking entrails to eruct The gathered lava of a thousand years Like an imposthume bursting up from hell

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