MELLIT (in Farriery). A dry scab growing on the heels of a horse's fore foot. It may be cured by the application of a mixture made as follows:—take of honey, half a pint, of black soap, quarter of a pound, mingle them together, adding four spoonsful of vinegar, and the same quantity of powdered alum, soaked in a hen's egg, with two spoonsful of fine flour. This compound is to be used as a plaster, and to remain on for five days.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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