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surgical spirit

methylated spirit containing small amounts of oil of wintergreen and castor oil: used medically for sterilizing
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en scrub with alcohol, such as surgical spirit, making sure it is completely dry before the cat is allowed access again.
Swab the teat end with cotton wool soaked in surgical spirit or a disinfectant wipe.
The old-fashioned way of treating mould is with white spirit or surgical spirit or a mixture of two parts water to one part bleach.
The Lady in the Van is the first time in 14 years that the actress, who made her name as the abrasive surgeon Sheila Sabatini in TV's Surgical Spirit, has performed in Liverpool.
After observing her behaviour, there was no way I was going in a pen with her, so Gerry bravely volunteered to play nursemaid, helping each one find a teat and spraying their umbilical cords with iodine and surgical spirit. I have never had a problem with going in with my pigs at farrowing time but, unlike sows I've bred myself, I just don't trust this one.
Garden returned to his medical roots, presenting the BBC's Body Matters and writing sitcoms such as Surgical Spirit. Brooke-Taylor narrated kid's show Bananaman and appeared in hit comedy Me and My Girl.
I have been in the gym for four months and have been putting surgical spirit on my feet for two weeks now.''
It seems the unnamed Dane was having a mole on his bottom removed with an electric knife when his bum burp ignited a spark which made his rude bits, which had been washed with surgical spirit, catch fire.
Here's some news which will have medical students reaching for a snifter of surgical spirit.
These include surgeon's gloves, rectal examination gloves, infection prevention chemicals called antiseptics and disinfectants such as surgical spirit, iodine and copper sulphate.