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  • n. Plural form of calenture.


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  • The ships in themselves were insanitary, and the crews suffered very much from what they called calentures, (or fevers such as typhus and typhoid), and the scurvy.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • In which voyage what we endured (being taken by long calms), by scurvy, calentures, hunger, and thirst, no tongue can tell.

    Westward Ho!

  • His “business was to sail the ship, and not to cure calentures.”

    Westward Ho!

  • Such a complaint I read of those isles of Cape Verde, fourteen degrees from the Equator, they do male audire: [1520] One calls them the unhealthiest clime of the world, for fluxes, fevers, frenzies, calentures, which commonly seize on seafaring men that touch at them, and all by reason of a hot distemperature of the air.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Africa, those Indian capes and islands, are commonly molested with calentures, fluxes, and much distempered by reason of their fruits.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The sick men recovering from their calentures "were thoroughly revived" by these tales.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • These lower people will not build fine houses to adorn my city, and because they choose to live on in their squalid, unsightly kennels, there have been calentures and other sicknesses amongst them, which make them disinclined for work.

    The Lost Continent

  • I had several men die in my ship of calentures, so that I was forced to get recruits out of Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands, where I touched by the direction of the merchants who employed me, which I had soon too much cause to repent: for I found afterwards that most of them had been buccaneers.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • Then, wi 'pretty nigh half of our company down wi' fevers and calentures taken on the

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • Secondly and more clearly, men tend to vent their ephebic calentures more in the field of action.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene


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