from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Neuralgia in the nerves of the face; tic douloureux.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Neuralgia in the nerves of the face.


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  • Probably the programme that annoyed me the most on TV this week was Who Do You Think You Are? starring that lumpy-skinned inflatable face-ache Natasha Crap-insky.

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  • Her health was not good and she was often laid up with 'face-ache' or abscesses.

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  • It gave you the face-ache to look at his apples, the stomach-ache to look at his oranges, the tooth-ache to look at his nuts.

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  • Opposite her Mary, her head tied up in red flannel, crippled by the heavy cold and the face-ache that had confined her to the house, listened with a sinking heart.

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  • I am going to the medicine-chest next, to physic the kitchen-maid — an unwholesome girl, whose face-ache is all stomach.

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  • The kitchen-maid came next — afflicted with the face-ache, and making no secret of her sufferings.

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  • I get face-ache from smiling and being generally upbeat and talkative!

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  • He had pulled the curls over his eyes, and tied up his face with a great handkerchief over the cap, as Gruffy has been doing lately when she had the face-ache, and he went about among the little chaps in such

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  • In France the rustics sometimes purge themselves with a dose of from six to twelve grains of the dried Wood Spurge: and its juice is used in this country as an application to destroy warts; also, to be rubbed in behind the ear for ear-ache, or face-ache.

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  • "And don't none of you eat it too fast, or it'll give you a face-ache, 'cause it's awful cold."

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