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Golden Ointment


Eye salve. In allusion to the ancient practice of rubbing “stynas of the eye” with a gold ring to cure them.

“I have a sty here, Chilax,

I have no gold to cure it.”

Beaumont and Fletcher: Mad Lovers.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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