from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sore throat.
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Lady Grenville (who had a great opinion of Lucy's medical skill, and always sent for her if one of the children had a "housty," i.e. sore throat) went forth and pleaded the case before Sir Richard with such effect, that Lucy was on the whole better off than ever for the next two or three years.