It has been in use since at least the 19th century, but is now less commonly used.
The term boracic lint, or often just "boracic", pronounced "brassic", is also used as Cockney rhyming slang for having no money. Boracic lint -> skint.
- T H Pennington Listerism, its decline and its persistence: the introduction of aseptic surgical techniques in three British teaching hospitals, 1890-99.Med Hist. 1995 January; 39(1): 35–60.