Boracic lint

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Boracic lint was a type of medical dressing made from surgical lint that was soaked in a hot, saturated solution of boracic acid and glycerine and then left to dry.

It has been in use since at least the 19th century,[1] but is now less commonly used. When in use, boracic lint proved to be very valuable in the treatment of leg ulcers.[2]

The term "boracic", pronounced "brassic", is also used as Cockney rhyming slang for having no money - "boracic lint" → " skint."[3]

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