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goose grease

noun
1.
the melted fat of the goose, used in domestic medicine as an ointment.
Origin of goose grease
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • After using the soap and water, apply again the dilute claret wine and the goose grease.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • But old men and women danced—old men especially that had ought to been at home rubbin' their backs with goose grease.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • Hold him a little longer; I'm goin' to git some goose grease that I brought along with me from the home.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • If Rolf had been at home with his mother, she would have rubbed his black and swollen ankle with goose grease.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Perhaps I may add that goose grease does not figure in my list of "household remedies."

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris

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