from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Frontal neuralgia.
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I got very thin and weak, and had a curious disease known (I have since heard) as brow-ague.
I was daft, with my head out of the window, in an awful draught, at the serious risk of brow-ague, not to speak of coal-smuts, which are horrid if ye get them in your eye.
The resignation of all lingering hope of escape, and the effort to be contented, cost him more than even his original breaking in; and Mr. Kendal one day found him sitting in his little office parlour unable to think or to speak under a terrible visitation of his autumnal tormentor, brow-ague.