Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A paroxysm of cold or shivering; a sharp attack of chilliness.
“He began to shake as with an ague-fit, till the gun fell from his hand with a splash.”
“For up started Mowbray, writhing and shaking himself as in an ague-fit; his hands stretched over his head — with thy hoy! hoy! hoy! yawning.”
“I am all over as if cold water were poured down my back, or as if I had a strong ague-fit upon me.”
“Partridge, and shook him more heartily than an ague-fit, or his own fears had ever done before.”
“Dudley was trembling now like a man in an ague-fit.”
“After he had seated himself he shook like one in an ague-fit.”
“The eyes of the prisoner followed the Indian's hand, as he pointed, with savage triumph, to the shrivelled scalps that had once crowned the heads of childhood and innocence, and then sank to the floor, while his whole frame shivered as with an ague-fit.”
“Speak!" said I, wondering to see her shaken as by an ague-fit.”
“Hereupon I loosed him and, falling back on the hay, found myself all breathless and shaking as with an ague-fit.”
“He was seized with the deepest sleep and colliquative sweats, and in the short space of twenty-four hours from the time of the ague-fit, he died comatose.”
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