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  • n. A miserable-looking person


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  • And thanks to the considerable mess of porridge, which John inculcated, I had some sleep, and to-day I am quite free of headache, and the faceache is greatly diminished; and I had very nice coffee in bed, and a fire to dress at, and, in short, I feel in a state of luxury perfectly indescribable!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • But I have got off with the ten days of sore tongue and faceache, which is almost cured by the west wind we have had for the last two days.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Frank NEVER makes acquaintance with a new old woman, but she gets the faceache.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • An infusion of them made with boiling water and allowed to become cold, will allay any distressing sensitiveness to pain in a highly nervous subject, and will afford relief to the faceache or earache of a dyspeptic or rheumatic person.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Hugh would as soon have an attack of faceache as see old Bully looming up the track.

    Outback Marriage, an : a story of Australian life

  • There is, to be sure, nothing especially interesting or edifying in the fact of a young man's drinking himself into insensibility to dull a faceache; the thing has been known before.

    Greenwich Village

  • I must have caught cold that day, and had it unpronounced in my nerves till Friday, when it broke out in sore throat, headache, faceache, rheumatism all over, retching and fever!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Well, having got no sleep the first night, owing to these beasts, and my faceache, I felt very bothered all Wednesday, and gladly accepted John's offer to tell you of my safe arrival, meaning to write myself yesterday.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • My aunt Grace has 'suffered martyrs' (as a French friend of mind used to express it) from faceache, and pains of the head, during this last winter; and cured herself (she believes) in a day by the new pet medicine chlorodyne.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • And the cough, and faceache, which I had the first week of the frost, is gone this week, at any rate.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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