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poultice

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    cataplasm     (Med)   a local moist and often heated application for the skin consisting of substances such as kaolin, linseed, or mustard, used to improve the circulation, treat inflamed areas, etc.  
2      (Austral)  
slang   a large sum of money, esp. a debt  
     (C16: from earlier pultes, from Latin puls a thick porridge)  
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police, poult, pollucite, potiche

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