- phthisic + -y (Wiktionary)
“So those hideous, snotty, phthisicky, eaves-dropping, musty, moving forms of mortification, both in public and private, curse those dainty books, and like toads spit their venom upon them.”
“She leant on an ivory-headed crutch-cane, and was followed by a fat phthisicky dog of the pug kind, who commonly reposed on a cushion, and enjoyed the privilege of snarling at the servants, and occasionally biting their heels, with impunity.”
“And so we find these folks who cultivate a pellucid passivity, a phthisicky whisper, a supercilious smirk, and who win our smothered admiration and give us gooseflesh by imparting a taupe tinge of mystery to all their acts and words, thus proving to the assembled guests that they are the Quality and Wisdom will die with them.”
“I do hope you won't have that same kind of a phthisicky ketch in your breath that you had the other night after you overdone.”
“Sock it to 'em!" he tried to shout, but his phthisicky effort ended in a spell of coughing.”
“And here the good dame prolonged her phthisicky laugh for some moments, as she presented a box of Scotch snuff to her guest.”
“A French abbe lays it down that Alexander was a poltroon; a phthisicky professor, holding at every word a bottle of sal volatile to his nose, lectures on strength.”
““They are very great indeed,” answered the old man, with a hollow voice like a ghost; “I am told that I am hectic, phthisicky, asthmatic, and poxed to the bone.”
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