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- n. dropsy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as dropsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dropsy: the original form, of which dropsy is a contraction.
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A woman who had died from hydropsy, reared like a whole mountain from her board couch, bulging out the lid.
Lieutaud 6.297 is quoted as describing a postmortem examination of an adult who had died of hydropsy, in whom the liver and spleen were entirely missing.
Lieutaud is quoted as describing a postmortem examination of an adult who had died of hydropsy, in whom the liver and spleen were entirely missing.
He died before this work was completed, of hydropsy, and was buried in the Servite Church.
Pithiness in him dwindles into tenuity in them; honest discontinuity in the master is made an excuse for finical incoherencies in the disciples; the quaint, ingenious, and unexpected collocations of the original degenerate in the imitators into a trick of unmeaning surprise and vapid antithesis; and his pregnant sententiousness set the fashion of a sententiousness that is not fertility but only hydropsy.
Her asthmatic complaints are fast terminating in hydropsy, as I have long suspected; yet the avowal of the truth and its probable consequences are overwhelming.
"That's luck," observed the pickpocket, as the travelers disappear'd down the highway: "Tomorrow, with a slice of it, I might be riding in such a coach as that, and have the hydropsy, to boot.