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Ichor   Listen
noun
Ichor  n.  
1.
(Class. Myth.) An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods.
2.
A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Ichor" Quotes from Famous Books



... poor Bottom back to life and made the arms of the Cervantian wind-mill turn and the frogs of Aristophanes croak. But oh, shade of Yorick! how the sap, the ichor, the sharp authentic tang, that really tickles our sensibilities, has thinned out and fallen flat during the centuries. My hearers have smiled and tittered perhaps—with a pathetic wish to be kind, or a desire to show themselves not quite ...
— Suspended Judgments - Essays on Books and Sensations • John Cowper Powys



Words linked to "Ichor" :   body fluid, liquid body substance, gleet, humour, suppuration, festering, humor, ichorous, purulence



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