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- n. camp fever
- n. madness, eccentricity
From Deolali, a British army camp 100 miles north-east of Bombay where British soldiers would stay after finishing their tour of duty, to await transport back to Britain; and tap, a Persian or Urdu word for a malarial fever (ultimately from Sanskrit tapa ("heat” or “torment")) (Wiktionary)
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