Definitions

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  • n. dropsy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as dropsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dropsy: the original form, of which dropsy is a contraction.

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Examples

  • A woman who had died from hydropsy, reared like a whole mountain from her board couch, bulging out the lid.

    Yama: the pit

  • Lieutaud 6.297 is quoted as describing a postmortem examination of an adult who had died of hydropsy, in whom the liver and spleen were entirely missing.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Lieutaud is quoted as describing a postmortem examination of an adult who had died of hydropsy, in whom the liver and spleen were entirely missing.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • He died before this work was completed, of hydropsy, and was buried in the Servite Church.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • Pithiness in him dwindles into tenuity in them; honest discontinuity in the master is made an excuse for finical incoherencies in the disciples; the quaint, ingenious, and unexpected collocations of the original degenerate in the imitators into a trick of unmeaning surprise and vapid antithesis; and his pregnant sententiousness set the fashion of a sententiousness that is not fertility but only hydropsy.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 1, Essay 5, Emerson

  • Her asthmatic complaints are fast terminating in hydropsy, as I have long suspected; yet the avowal of the truth and its probable consequences are overwhelming.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • "That's luck," observed the pickpocket, as the travelers disappear'd down the highway: "Tomorrow, with a slice of it, I might be riding in such a coach as that, and have the hydropsy, to boot.

    The Splendid Spur

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