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goose grease

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  1. the melted fat of the goose, used in domestic medicine as an ointment.
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Origin of goose grease

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for goose grease

Historical Examples

  • There is goose-grease in a box, if the old scars ache at the turn of the weather.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • However, she sent me a bottle of goose-grease to ward off colds from the “kinder.”

    Letters on an Elk Hunt

    Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  • Goose-grease is well enough, but hot mutton taller is better yet.

    The Hallowell Partnership

    Katharine Holland Brown

  • Give them air and sunlight, and away with your goose-grease.

  • Dear Mrs. Louderer, with her goose-grease, her bread, and her delicious "kuchens."

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

    Elinore Pruitt Stewart