from The Century Dictionary.
- Infected with milk-sickness.
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- adjective affected with or related to milk sickness
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For a week the milk-sick fever had raged furiously, and in the few hours free from delirium she had been racked with omnipresent pain and deadly sickness.
The best things in Puck scarce rise to the dignity of Slob Snots 'milk-sick drivel in the Gal-Dal, while Texas has a hundred country editors pulling a Washington hand press and building stallion poster, who could write brighter things if they were drunk -- or dead.
The reason Dennis Hanks gives for this removal was a disease called the "milk-sick."
Sparrow were both seized with a terrible disease known to the settlers as the "milk-sick" because it attacked the cattle.
And with what unerring gift of prophecy could he foretell the long and husky droughts of summer -- the gracious rains, at last, -- the milk-sick breeding autumn and the blighting winter, simply by the way his bones felt after a century's casual attack of inflammatory rheumatism!
"And the milk-sick, they say the milk-sick is all over the Eeleenoy."
In the autumn of 1818 the little community of Pigeon Creek was almost exterminated by a frightful pestilence called the milk-sickness, or, in the dialect of the country, "the milk-sick."
When the dreaded disease, known as the "milk-sick" created such havoc in Indiana in 1829, the father of Abraham Lincoln, who was of a roving disposition, sought and found a new home in Illinois, locating near the town of Decatur, in Macon county, on a bluff overlooking the Sangamon river.
Fourth, if it had been a vegetable which prduced the milk-sick, it would have been found long ago; for, to my own knowledge it has been diligently searched for in many places, by numerous people and not found.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
After the first outbreak the Baylor bullies of the lost manhood stripe and their milk-sick apologists held a windy powwow in a Baptist church, and there bipedal brutes with beards, creatures who have thus far succeeded in dodging the insane asylum, whom an inscrutable Providence has kept out of the penitentiary to ornament the amen-corner -- many of whom do not pretend to pay their bills -- some of whom owe me for the very meat upon the bones of their scorbutic brats -- branded me as a falsifier while solemnly protesting that they had never read a line of my paper.
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