• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rugine (Surg) An instrument for scraping the periosteum from bones; a raspatory.
    • v. t Rugine To scrape or rasp, as a bone; to scale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rugine A surgeons' rasp.
    • n rugine A nappy cloth.
    • rugine To scrape with a rugine.
    • rugine To wipe with a rugine or nappy cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rugine rōō′jin a surgeon's rasp, a nappy cloth
    • v.t Rugine to use a rugine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ruginer, to scrape


In literature:

The upper part is surmounted by a rugine strongly curved, pointed at the tip and cutting on one edge.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne