from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The melted fat of the goose: much used in domestic medicine as an ointment.


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  • I believe it was on Epiphany morning, or somewhere about that period, when Lizzie ran into the kitchen to me, where I was thawing my goose-grease, with the dogs among the ashes — the live dogs,

    Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge 2004

  • I found a nice pot of goose-grease in the back to make a proper dressing with.

    The Warslayer Edghill, Rosemary 2002

  • A hot stone wrapped in Welsh flannel for the sick man's feet, a long and vigorous rub for chest and throat and ribs, down to the waist, with an ointment of goose-grease impregnated with mustard and other heat-giving herbs, and chest and throat then swathed in a strip of the same flannel, cool cloths on the dry forehead, and a hot draught of wine mulled with spices and borage and other febrifuge herbs.

    Monk's Hood Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1992

  • Medicines for throat, chest, head, an unguent for rubbing into the chest, goose-grease and strong herbs.

    Monk's Hood Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1992

  • Brother Ambrose, still voiceless, essayed speech and achieved only a painful wheeze, before Brother Cadfael, who was anointing his patient's throat afresh with goose-grease, and had a soothing syrup of orpine standing by, laid a palm over the sufferer's mouth and ordered silence.

    A Rare Benedictine Peters, Ellis, 1913- 1988

  • Dear Mrs. Louderer, with her goose-grease, her bread, and her delicious "kuchens."

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  • The result was that next morning every one was in a hurry to get me started, -- Clyde greasing the little old wagon that looks like a twin to Cora Belle's, and Mrs. Louderer, who thinks no baby can be properly brought up without goose-grease, busy greasing the baby "so as he shall not some cold take yet."

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  • They would probably have made life a burden for me ever after, had I not after the performance lifted tearful eyes to them and said, "I am so sorry for your discomfort, but you can go out and get fresh air; but, boys, just think of me, I can't get away from myself and my goose-grease smell a single moment, and it's perfectly awful!"

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris

  • Thither brought I an extensive and various assortment of splinters and fresh cuts; thither my impervious nose, to be lubricated with goose-grease, or my swollen angry tonsils ( "waxen kernels," Aunt Judy called them), to be mollified with volatile liniment.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866 Various

  • First there will be a capital roast, then the fat will find me in goose-grease for six months, and then there are all the beautiful white feathers.

    Folk-lore and Legends: German Anonymous


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