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Definition of Impostume
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Impostume
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Robt: Leighton by Robert Leighton, George Jerment (1805)
"... he had more need to think on the cure of a dangerous impostume within him, which he perceived by looking to him, though himself did not feel it. ..."
2. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henry Yule, Henri Cordier (1903)
"When the creature has been taken, they find at the navel between the flesh and the skin something like an impostume full of blood, which they cut out and ..."
3. A Pattern of Catechistical Doctrine: And Other Minor Works of Lancelot by Lancelot Andrewes (1846)
"... an impostume or inward rankling of it;' and then, if it be against a superior, it is called a grudge; against an equal, rancour; against an inferior, ..."