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- n. Plural form of lurgy.
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Plans that are afoot can sometimes trip over those afeet, right enough, so as it was the first stop on the itinerary -- Brighton -- fell through, with a text message on my arrival at Paddington, talking of dreaded lurgies and quarantine situations.
And I hope all your bruises and the various lurgies clear up soon.
These approaches always seem to fend off the most virile of "con lurgies" and leave you feeling a lot better than if you hadn't taken the precautions.
Lest my reader should not be acquainted with this illness, at least under that name, here is the diagnosis of the lurgies as given by a very ordinary seaman to the ship's doctor.
The coolie, drawn from his native village reluctant, like a periwinkle from its shell, is never a good starter, and when he finds himself at the end of a tow-rope or bowed beneath half a hundredweight of the sahib's trinkets, with a three-thousand-feet pass to attain in front of him, he is extremely apt to burst into tears -- idle tears -- or be overcome by a fit of that fell disease -- "the lurgies."
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