Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to or having rheumatism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rheumatic.

Etymologies

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rheumatic +‎ -y

Examples

  • It was the most rheumaticky place in England, and some fine day the whole habitable part (to call it habitable) would fetch away bodily and go down the slope into the river.

    Lay Morals

  • ‘This is a cruel thing that old age should be rheumaticky,’ said he.

    Lay Morals

  • If not nimbly trotting about the house, in aid of the rheumaticky old servant, she liked best to sit still and do nothing; which Richard said made her a most soothing companion.

    The Way Home

  • Her sole diversion was tending her mother; undertaking the countless odd jobs the old lady and her rheumaticky maidservant had need of.

    The Way Home

  • Yet she pauses as if to warm her knobbed, her rheumaticky hands at the bonfire which flares away with streams of sparks and bits of blown paper.

    The Waves

  • At the sound of approaching steps, Mrs. Bantry reassumed an erect position with a few creaks and winces, her hobby had made her rheumaticky, wiped her hot brow with an earth-stained hand and welcomed her friend.

    Sleeping Murder

  • They were followed by the old caretaker, hurrying as fast as his rheumaticky limbs would permit, and, wonder of wonders!

    Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon

  • "You're a heedless, disobedient pair," said the wrathful Sanders, "and if I'm blamed for your taking to your beds and gettin 'rheumaticky fever and inflammation of the lungs, it won't be my fault, and I shall tell the missus so!"

    His Big Opportunity

  • Mr. Dickey broke the spell by suddenly rising, with the exclamation, "I think we're cooled off about enough; and, as I'm a little rheumaticky to-night, I'll shut that door, if you've none of you no objections."

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • I should like a box full of baby-clothes and flannel for the old rheumaticky women, whose garments are all worn out.

    Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868)

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