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  • n. Plural form of megrim.
  • n. Any of various diseases of animals, especially horses. (More at megrim.)
  • n. Depression, low spirits, unhappiness.

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  • n. a state of depression

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  • We call our megrims the melancholy of a sublime soul, the yearnings of an indigestion we denominate yearnings after immortality, nay, sometimes

    Paul Clifford — Complete

  • We call our megrims the melancholy of a sublime soul, the yearnings of an indigestion we denominate yearnings after immortality, nay, sometimes 'a proof of the nature of the soul! '

    Paul Clifford — Volume 04

  • And George Eliot - even though Adam Bede gives me the megrims. rabbit cages for sale permalink

    Inspirational Female Authors « Write Anything

  • These books may just shake me out of my summer megrims and lassitude.

    Arrived!

  • I cured a poor old woman of the megrims by making the sign of the cross behind her.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Prickles of exhilarations sparkled through Antony, banishing his megrims.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • If these megrims are the effect of love, thank Heaven, I never knew what it was.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • And, lighting upon Tourville, I took him home with me, and made him sing me out of my megrims.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • My Neighbor Totoro is also a good antidote to the megrims, and there's always Spirited Away.

    Waiting for Ivan...

  • Perhaps she'd fallen asleep or was suffering from one of those megrims that befell ladies.

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  • "Dix lit a cigarette and also surveyed the room. Nice people, healthy and wealthy. Normal as you and me. Normal as Sylvia when she didn't have the megrims."
    From In a Lonely Place by Dorothy Hughes

    March 7, 2013

  • "And, she supposed, it really hadn't been such a bad idea; if nothing else, it had kept the worst of her megrims away." From Wizard and Glass by Stephen King.

    January 22, 2011

  • "They do say it's always darkest before the dawn, she thought. I reckon this is proof of it. I've got the megrims, that's all."
    - Stephens Mitchell, 'Scarlett'.

    June 12, 2009