What does the word poultice mean?

Usage examples for poultice

  1. A common illustration of this is to be found in the effects of the ordinary poultice. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  2. He proposed compromise as a poultice. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis
  3. She doesn't strike me in the least as a young woman going about in search of a moral poultice. – Washington Square by Henry James