from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deadly cold.


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  • "YOU'RE going to catch your death-a-cold," exclaimed


  • You'll get your death-a-cold if you stand round soaked like that.


  • "YOU'RE going to catch your death-a-cold," exclaimed Heise.


  • Not merely was it the shiver which this pitiless blast brought to her frame (although her feet and hands, especially, had never seemed so death-a-cold as now), but there was a moral sensation, mingling itself with the physical chill, and causing her to shake more in spirit than in body.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • Yes, I guess I did get caught in the rain, and it ain't your fault I didn't catch my death-a-cold; wouldn't even let me have a nickel for car fare. "


  • I must take care of this little girl immediately, or she will catch her death-a-cold! "

    The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle


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