pastille

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pastille a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pastille (Pharmacy) A small cone or mass made of paste of gum, benzoin, cinnamon, and other aromatics, -- used for fumigating or scenting the air of a room.
    • Pastille An aromatic or medicated lozenge, especially one used to soothe a sore throat; a troche.
    • Pastille See Pastel, a crayon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pastille See pastil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pastille pas-tēl′ a small cone of charcoal and aromatic substances, burned either as incense, or as a means of diffusing an agreeable odour: a small aromatic confection: a paper tube containing a firework which causes a small wheel to rotate in burning:
    • n Pastille pas-tēl′ (art) the same as pastel—also Pas′til
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pastille, L. pastillus,a pastus food. See Pasture, and cf. Pastel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. pastillus, a small loaf.

Usage

In literature:

She burnt pastilles and Chinese punk, and even, as now, coffee on a shovel, all to no purpose.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
In vain had the O'Kelly wafted incense, burned pastilles and sprinkled eau-de-Cologne.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
The smell of fumigating pastilles hung heavily on the air.
"I Say No" by Wilkie Collins
The air was full of the odor of pastilles.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
Lantier, who had finished the pastilles, took some barley-sugar out of another jar.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Osmyn opened his little box and found it filled with pastilles of divers forms and colours.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 17, Issue 495, June 25, 1831" by Various
With that pastille doing the young Vesuvius!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, December 26, 1891" by Various
When bruised, it gives out a musky odor and is often used in pastilles.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The bark alone of this plant is used by the manufacturing perfumer, and that only in the fabrication of pastilles.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Now the biting fumes of his pastilles had all been wafted out of the window and the faint sweet smell was as noticeable as ever.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
They fired the houses with pastilles their chemists have invented, and with petrol.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Have you brought back with you some of those famous pastilles which you mentioned in your genial letters?
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
I now remember that, at that moment, he took some pastilles from his pocket and placed one in his mouth.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
At the corners there were a pair of vases in which pastilles were burning.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
With that pastille doing the young Vesuvius!
"The Travelling Companions" by F. Anstey
Biscuits, sandwiches, and chocolate pastilles were shared.
"From the Oak to the Olive" by Julia Ward Howe
But the odour about me was not the intoxicating fragrance of burning pastilles, but a damp mouldy smell, as of a chamber long closed.
"The Veiled Man" by William Le Queux
The air of the harem was heavy with sweet perfumes, mingling with the sensuous odour of burning pastilles.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
Patch for repairing tyre Pastille pour reparation de pneu.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
The air was heavy with scented pastilles, otherwise the human reek must have been unbearable.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham
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