Lexicon:Black draught

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Term: black draught
References: Master and Commander, page 254
The Mauritius Command, page 242
Desolation Island, pages 15, 107
Treason's Harbour, page 280
The Far Side of the World, page 204
The Nutmeg of Consolation, pages 230, 233
The Wine-Dark Sea, page 137
The Commodore, page 88
Meaning: A liquid purgative consisting of an infusion of senna with sulphate of magnesia and extract of liquorice.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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