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1    a fatty or oily medicated preparation applied to the skin to heal or protect  
2    a similar substance used as a cosmetic  
     (C14: from Old French oignement, from Latin unguentum unguent)  

zinc ointment  
      n   a medicinal ointment consisting of zinc oxide, petrolatum, and paraffin, used to treat certain skin diseases  
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balm, cerate, cream, embrocation, emollient, liniment, lotion, salve, unguent  

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a fly in the ointment exp.
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.

Additional comments:

Murray A..:

Could use these synonyms as a definition, but to me the expression sug...

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