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Pastille   Listen
noun
Pastille, Pastil  n.  
1.
(Pharmacy) A small cone or mass made of paste of gum, benzoin, cinnamon, and other aromatics, used for fumigating or scenting the air of a room.
2.
An aromatic or medicated lozenge, especially one used to soothe a sore throat; a troche.
Synonyms: cough drop, troche.
3.
See Pastel, a crayon.






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"Pastille" Quotes from Famous Books



... gave the Wazir to drink and served him with assiduous service, so that he was like to fly for joy and his breast broadened and he was of the gladdest. When she saw that the wine had gotten the better of his senses, she thrust her hand into her bosom and brought out a pastil of virgin Cretan-Bhang, which she had provided against such an hour, whereof if an elephant smelt a dirham's weight, he would sleep from year to year. She distracted his attention and crumbled the drug into the cup: then, filling it up, handed it to the Wazir, who could hardly credit ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 9 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Pastille" :   pastil, troche, lozenge



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