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  • n. Plural form of chilblain.
  • n. The condition of having chilblains.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture


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  • Tartars are affildled with ulcers, made by the cold, of the nature of what we call chilblains, but greatly worfe; and m Poland and Lithuania there rei {ns a peculiar difeafc called the plica poknlcaf fo terribly painful and pflfenHve, that fcarce any thing can be thought oi worie.

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  • The best approach to chilblains is to avoid developing it by limiting exposure to cold, dressing warmly and covering exposed skin.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • I know you’re fussy, so I’ll tell you straight out …. .ummm … …. arrr … …. .ahhhhh … .. there’s only one ‘l’ in chilblains.


  • Spring and a release from scratchy underclothes and chilblains and runny noses and afternoon dusk and drafty passages.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Once upon a time David Duckham, a genuine genius, stood on the wing at Twickenham and could count chilblains in bigger numbers than passes.

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  • The thought of chapped hands and chilblains was almost terrifying, and his heart sank at sight of the double storm-windows, which he knew were solidly fastened and unraisable, while the small ventilating panes, the size of ladies 'handkerchiefs, smote him with sensations of suffocation.


  • There are people who believe that their Sony-Ericsson scarab not only spreads sweetness and light, but can also cure chilblains.

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  • There were sores on his fingers, chilblains from the cold.


  • Granted, the patio heaters usually leave me pink-cheeked and frosty-toed, so I should probably start wearing an extra pair of socks if I want to be spared chilblains this year (yes, I know, they went out with the ark, no one gets chilblains any more – try telling that to my feet).

    shameless self-promotion

  • My chilblains disappeared when I started wearing long johns … now for 9 months of each year! justin |



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