from The Century Dictionary.
- Affectionate; cordial.
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A loft vppon the same did sit a most singuler fayre Nymph, richly apparelled in cloth of golde and blewe silke, dressed lyke a virgine, and adorned with innumerable sortes of Pearles and stone; she shewed an affectious delight, to beholde droppes of golde fall from heauen into her lappe.
It is also frequently exceedingly difficult, in chronic affectious of the joints to distinguish between vessels, nerves, &c.; and hence there is danger of tetanus, protracted suppuration, purulent absorption, and erysipelas.