The Egyptian name for the south wind. See AEtesiae.
(From to twist about). A distortion of the eye lids, or other parts.
(Indian.) Hoffman mentions this oil as being scarce, and brought from India, adding that it is distilled from the flowers of the lime tree. It is in reality from those of the uvaria Lin. Sp. Pi. 756. The species u. aromatica is not found in his system. See Hoffman's Obs. Physico Chim. and in his Med. Rat. Syst. vol. i. § ii. cap. 6.
Graecobum. See Courbaril.
(Dim. of cancer, a crab). The wrong heir, also called Bernhardus eremita, cancer in testes degens.
It is a small species of cray fish, which the French call Bernard the hermit, because it shuns others, and retires into the first shell it meets with. It is found in the slime near the rocks, but commonly in a shell of a conic figure, and as large as a nut. There is a larger species in the American islands: it is three or four inches long. They call it the soldier, because it fortifies itself in a shell which is not its own. father Du Tertres says, half its body is like a grasshopper.
When hung in the sun they dissolve into a kind of oil, which is supposed to cure rheumatism if rubbed on the part.
Or Canchrys. See Cachrys.
Hot house dung. See Anhelatio.
(From cancer, a crab). See Oculi cancrorum.
A corruption of canthum; Sugar candy. See Saccharum.
(From canella, and fero, to bear ). See Cassia lignea.
A spice used in the island of Cuba, probably the pimento; or from some of the species of myrrhs.
Coarse meal was anciently thus called,.
(From canis, a dog, because it was food for dogs. Hence panis canicaceus, very coarse bread.
(From canis, a dog, and caedo, to kill, so called because they are destroyed by eating it). See Aconitum.
(From canis, a dog, and caedo, to cut). A dissection of living dogs.
(From canicula, the dog star). Dog days. This is the time when the canicula, or dog star, rises and sets with the sun. Some centuries ago they began about the middle of July, or somewhat later, and ended about the latter end of August or beginning of September; but the heliacal rising and setting of this star are now at a different period: these days, however, still retain in our almanac this appellation, and the idea of the dog days is connected with extreme heat. In some countries they continue to maintain the opinion, that bleeding and other evacuations are not efficacious in this season, or rather in very hot weather, because of the unusual languor of the patient; and probably with reason.