noun: A stone-like mass formed in the stomach or intestines of some animals, formerly believed to be a remedy for poison.
- poultice Definition: (noun) A soft moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other adhesive substance, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body. Synonyms: cataplasm, plaster. Usage: I heard from the ship's doctor that he had been obliged to put a large mustard poultice on this very gentleman's stomach. Discuss
- pestle Definition: (noun) A heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone. Synonyms: pounder, muller. Usage: Sometimes she might have been seen … kneading poee-poee with terrific vehemence, dashing the stone pestle about as if she would shiver the vessel into…
- ultima Thule noun: 1. The northernmost part of the world believed habitable by the ancients. 2. A distant or remote goal or place. 3. The farthest point.
- nocebo noun: A substance producing harmful effects in someone because it is believed to be harmful, but which in reality is harmless.