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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bougie.
 
A wax candle; so called from Bougiah, in Algeria, whence the wax was imported. A medical instrument used for dilating strictures or removing obstructions.   1
 


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