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  • n. Plural form of lurgy.


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  • Plans that are afoot can sometimes trip over those afeet, right enough, so as it was the first stop on the itinerary -- Brighton -- fell through, with a text message on my arrival at Paddington, talking of dreaded lurgies and quarantine situations.

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  • And I hope all your bruises and the various lurgies clear up soon.

    Back again.

  • These approaches always seem to fend off the most virile of "con lurgies" and leave you feeling a lot better than if you hadn't taken the precautions.

    Who put the cotton wool in my head?

  • Lest my reader should not be acquainted with this illness, at least under that name, here is the diagnosis of the lurgies as given by a very ordinary seaman to the ship's doctor.

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  • The coolie, drawn from his native village reluctant, like a periwinkle from its shell, is never a good starter, and when he finds himself at the end of a tow-rope or bowed beneath half a hundredweight of the sahib's trinkets, with a three-thousand-feet pass to attain in front of him, he is extremely apt to burst into tears -- idle tears -- or be overcome by a fit of that fell disease -- "the lurgies."

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil


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