STRIGIL, or Strigiles. An instrument to scrape off the sweat during the gymnastic exercises of the ancients, and in their baths. Something of this kind is used at the present day to remove the foam and sweat on a horse's body after a race, and from stage-coach horses at their mid stages.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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