Hot applications may be used, but if pus gathers, the stye should be treated by a physician.
He did—stye Head—he left me to go there at daybreak this morning.
Two families were already established in the place of one, and the house was already like unto a stye.
As they approached the stye, Harry turned away his head with a look of disgust.
It was about a small pig who lived with his mother in a stye which possessed but a limited front yard.
I call it sensible for everyone to stye in their proper spere.
He then desired him to walk in and clean himself, that he would only fasten up the stye and follow him.
Accordingly, he visited the patient, which lay groaning in the stye.
The stye, it was alleged, would die from that hour, and disappear in twenty-four hours.
A Sow had just farrowed, and lay in the stye, with her whole litter of pigs about her.
"pen for pigs," Old English sti, stig "hall, pen" (in sti-fearh), from Proto-Germanic *stijan (cf. Old Norse stia "sty, kennel," Old High German stiga "pen for small cattle").
"inflamed swelling in the eyelid," 1610s, probably a back-formation from Middle English styany (as though sty on eye), mid-15c., from Old English stigend "sty," literally "riser," from present participle of stigan "go up, rise," from Proto-Germanic *stig- (see stair).
sty or stye (stī)
n. pl. sties or styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid. Also called hordeolum.