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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boil \Boil\, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See Beal, Bile.] A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core. [1913 Webster] A blind boil, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head. Delhi boil (Med.), a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi. [1913 Webster]