from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by successive eruptions of boils.


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  • "I'm wondering whether it wouldn't also be human to apply a similar treatment to you; you would thus be spared a furunculous and degraded youth."

    Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, p 53 of the NYRB paperback

    November 5, 2010