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Wound

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Bind the wound, and grease the weapon. This is a Rosicrucian maxim. These early physicians applied salve to the weapon instead of to the wound, under the notion of a magical reflex action. Sir Kenelm Digby quotes several anecdotes to prove this sympathetic action.

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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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World
World (The)
Worm
Worms
Wormwood
Worse than a Crime
Worship
Worsted
Worth
Worthies (The Nine)
Wound
Wraith
Wrangler
Wrath’s Hole (Cornwall)
Wraxen
Wright of Norwich
Write
Write Like an Angel (To)
Wrong
Wrong End of the Stick (You have got hold of the)
Wrong Side of the Blanket (The)