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  • noun Plural form of bolus.


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  • The other health hazard will be a gargantuan GOP infection, necessitatin 'massive doses and boluses of antibiotics and an ICU (filibuster-proof) attack on this dire danger.

    Hoyer: House could leave without health care vote

  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy notes that persimmons have been identified as causing epidemics of intestinal bezoars, and that up to ninety percent of food boluses that occur from eating too much of the fruit require surgery for removal.

    Taste Test: Persimmon - Boing Boing

  • “She rubbed in the cream to remove wastepapery skin in flakes and scales and little rolling boluses that she like to hold between her fingers and imagine, unmorbidly, at the cell death of something inside her.”

    2010 May 02 « The BookBanter Blog

  • The copy edits went out Friday, and then large boluses of Stuff landed on me.


  • Trained as an anatomist, Goodsir was less skilled than the three dead expedition surgeons had been at a Naval surgeon's primary responsibility — dispensing pills, potions, emetics, herbs, and boluses.

    The Terror

  • Especially for the large boluses of mucous that come out of most people's noses when they blow them. posted by sydney on


  • Especially for the large boluses of mucous that come out of most people's noses when they blow them. posted by sydney on

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • “She doses them with her horrible purges and boluses!” cried the Baroness.

    The Virginians

  • Denied the sun, and all comfort: all my visiters low-born, tip-toe attendants: even those tip-toe slaves never approaching me but periodically, armed with gallipots, boluses, and cephalic draughts; delivering their orders to me in hated whispers; and answering other curtain-holding impertinents, inquiring how I was, and how I took their execrable potions, whisperingly too!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But afterwards let him take bees-honey and cinnamon and album graecum, of each half a part, and of ginger a whole part, which let him pound and mix with the honey, and form boluses, each bolus the weight of a Miskal, and of it let him use every day a Miskal on the saliva. 12 Verily its effects are wonderful.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah


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