bolus

Part of speech: noun

A large pill.

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Usage examples "bolus":

  1. 14, diluted in a little Water, or made into a Bolus, or Morsel, with a little Syrup or Honey. - "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.
  2. " Well, if we can't make a blackamoor white, we can wash him clean, at all events," remarked Nat Bolus, the wag of the crew; " though I don't think as how we could have done it without the help of this here steam." - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. And gave it to him,- a bolus as large as a musket ball, and as heavy. - "The Story of a Mine", Bret Harte.