Many internal remedies have been used for boils and styes and other external infections and have often had wide vogue.
It was very long and furnished inside with two rows of styes built solidly of concrete.
As he spoke he bound his girdle round him and went to the styes where the young sucking pigs were penned.
The Irishman ran, as he spoke, to the styes and hutches where the pigs and rabbits were kept and opened the doors.
The sows in the styes when they lie-in (saving the honour of this good company) are fed only with orange-flowers.
He cleaned the filth from the styes with never a thought that he might be better or more profitably employed.
A small French town generally reminds one of the outhouses and styes of a farm.
In the farms were styes full of half-starved pigs, grunting and groaning with hideous effect.
Then they were all changed into swine, and Circe drove them out and shut them up in the styes.
They therefore drive them out from their night styes to feed, according to their litters and ages.
"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.