Usage examples for compresses

  1. But this compresses the vocal cords, increases the resistance to the passage of the breath, and brings rigidities that prevent proper resonance. – Resonance in Singing and Speaking by Thomas Fillebrown
  2. The first thought was warm, wet compresses hot bricks, hot flannel; but the kitchen was locked, and it was little I could do without fire, except to receive and write down his dying messages to parents, and the girl who was waiting to be his wife. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm