Imposthume

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Im`post´hume


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.
possessions locally were Park, parts of Curdworth which the modern Vale Foolishly, Patroclus enters into a slanging match with Thersites, who crushes his opponent with the most scathing crescendo of curses: "Now the rotten diseases of the suff, the guts-griping ruptures, catarrhs, loads o'gravel in the back, lethargies, cold palsies, raw-eyes, dirt-rotten livers, wheezing lungs, bladders full of imposthume, sciaticas, limekilns I' th' palm, incurable bone ache and the rivelled fee-simple of the tetter, take and take again such preposterous discoveries
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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