1. <surgery> A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc, open; a tent.

2. A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines.

Origin: OE. Dosil faucet of a barrel, OF. Dosil, duisil, spigot, LL. Diciculus, ducillus, fr. L. Ducere to lead, draw. See Duct, Duke.

(01 Mar 1998)

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