Hippocrates' sleeve
Hippocrates Hip*poc"ra*tes, n. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 b. c. [1913 Webster]

{Hippocrates' sleeve}, a conical strainer, made by stitching together two adjacent sides of a square piece of cloth, esp. flannel of linen. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hippocrates — Hip*poc ra*tes, n. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 b. c. [1913 Webster] {Hippocrates sleeve}, a conical strainer, made by stitching together two adjacent sides of a square piece of cloth, esp. flannel of linen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hippocras — [hip′ə kras΄] n. [ME ypocras < OFr < Ypocras, Hippocrates, after ML vinum Hippocraticum, wine of Hippocrates: from being filtered through a strainer called “Hippocrates sleeve” (L manica Hippocratis)] a former cordial made of wine and… …   English World dictionary

  • hippocras — [ hɪpəkras] noun historical wine flavoured with spices. Origin ME: from OFr. ipocras Hippocrates (see Hippocratic oath), translating med. L. vinum Hippocraticum Hippocratic wine (because it was strained through a filter called a Hippocrates… …   English new terms dictionary

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