from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In medicine, a mixture of pitch and tar, impregnated with salt water, scraped from the sides of ships, formerly used in external applications as having resolutive and desiccative properties.
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reesetee commented on the word zopissa
1) An old medicinal application made from wax and pitch scraped from the sides of ships. 2) A patent composition used as a hardening or protecting coat for metal.
August 26, 2009