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  • The word febris was printed with the diphthong œ, so Stephens excused himself by saying in the errata that "le chalcographe a fait une fièvre longue (foebrem) quoique une fièvre courte (febrem) soit moins dangereux."

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"

  • XXXII. and termed irritative fever, it frequently happens that pain is excited by the violence of the fibrous contractions; and other new motions are then superadded, in consequence of sensation, which we shall term febris sensitiva, or sensitive fever.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • If it be attended with strong pulse, it is termed febris sensitiva irritata, or pyrexia, or inflammation; if with a weak pulse, it is termed febris sensitiva inirritata, or typhus gravior, or malignant fever.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • The Romans celebrated the sacred febris or sexual frenzy of the Goddess Juno in mid February, the time when the birds in Italy mate.

    Donna Henes: On Valentines And Vulvas

  • Pork, of all meats, is most nutritive in his own nature, [1351] but altogether unfit for such as live at ease, are any ways unsound of body or mind: too moist, full of humours, and therefore noxia delicatis, saith Savanarola, ex earum usu ut dubitetur an febris quartana generetur: naught for queasy stomachs, insomuch that frequent use of it may breed a quartan ague.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Periódicamente arrasto-me para fora da cama em busca de chá quente e medicamentos anti-gripais e anti-febris.


  • Rediit febris hectica: rediit asthma cum anxietate, tusse et dolore lateris lancinanti.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Regarde la lettre B, il verra, Vespere febris exacerbatur.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Hac vero translatione febris minuitur: interdiu remittitur.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Then the reign of a minor; then an offer of a usurpation (though it was but as febris ephemera).

    The Advancement of Learning


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  • Febris means fever (OED).

    January 30, 2012