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  • And therefore, they called demoniacs, that is, possessed by the devil, such as we call madmen or lunatics, or such as had the falling-sickness; or that spoke anything which they, for want of understanding, thought absurd.


  • Ignoble death, by a falling-sickness, by the bite of an asp, a runaway horse.

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  • "Kordicus is a disease, generated from the repletion of the vessels of the brain, whereby the understanding is confounded; and it is a kind of falling-sickness."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And some say his wits are unsettled, and I hold that that's the truth of the creatur '; for he does nothing but go wandering up and down the country, now h'yar and now thar, hunting for meat and skins; and that's pretty much the way he makes a living: and once I see'd the creatur' have a fit -- a right up-and-down touch of the falling-sickness, with his mouth all of a foam.

    Nick of the Woods

  • It was a sickness, I believe, like the falling-sickness that comes to old men; and in time I grew better and dreamed no more.

    Li-Wan, the Fair

  • Smaragd (an emerald) good against falling-sickness, p.  141.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • The diseases prescribed for are plague, small-pox, fevers, king's evil, insanity, falling-sickness, and the like; with such injuries as broken bones, dislocations, and burning with gunpowder.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • The Romans used to hang red coral round the necks of their children to save them from falling-sickness, sorcery, charms, and poison.

    Folk Lore Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

  • They were regular medical pedlars; for they had powders, salves, plasters, seeds, and roots of every description; claws of the tapir, as a remedy against the falling-sickness; and the teeth of poisonous snakes, carefully stuck into rushes, as specifics against head-ache and blindness.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief An Englishman's Adventures in the Country of the Incas

  • The child had the falling-sickness, and the hand of Satan was in it; by it he tormented then, and made it much more grievous than ordinarily it is.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)


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