Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Disease: nosography.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek, from nosos, a disease.

Examples

  • “Oh, yes, they had me packing all yesterday for the trip,” Gretcha was assuring her friends.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • She did not deign to speak to lowly kitchen help such as Timbal, but if Timbal were near, Gretcha seemed to take every opportunity to air loudly her special knowledge.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • She resisted the impulse to give a bit more swing to her hip as she passed Gretcha.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Gretcha was at the well before her, filling her own ewer.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Or was he truly, as Gretcha had accused him, a pastime for Lady Lucent?

    Songs of Love & Death

  • In her dream, she was heavily pregnant, and he denied and mocked her, and Gretcha led all the servants in first laughing at her, and then driving her away from the keep for her terrible lies about the minstrel.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • She hated Gretcha because the housemaid knew that Timbal had made a fool of herself over the minstrel.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Timbal had heard the tale of his life, for Gretcha, one of the housemaids, was fond of bragging of all she knew of the great folk and their affairs.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • But for the most part, all Timbal heard were questions until Gretcha and her two cronies happened to pass near her.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • And what would become of her if Gretcha came up the steps now and discovered her?

    Songs of Love & Death

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.