from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Herpes: used to designate almost all cutaneous diseases.
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The only place I have heard that was cafe dartre, second opinion booth.
Baited, bayed at through so many throats, his Grace, growing consumptive, inflammatory (with humeur de dartre), lies reduced to milk diet; in exasperation, almost in desperation; with 'repose,' precisely the impossible recipe, prescribed as the indispensable.