Pledget

Pledg"et

(?), n. [Prov. E., a small plug.] 1. A small plug. [Prov. End.]
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2. (Naut.) A string of oakum used in calking.
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3. (Med.) A compress, or small flat tent of lint, laid over a wound, ulcer, or the like, to exclude air, retain dressings, or absorb the matter discharged.
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Ple*gep"o*da

(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. () a stroke + -poda. In allusion to the rapid strokes of the vibrating cilia.] (Zol.) Same as Infusoria.
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