from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Neuralgia.
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- noun Archaic form of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
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For poor Percival Tubbs had "neuralgy" and could not leave his room;
Her brother's wife's cousin had "neuralgy" for years, and she described his sufferings with enthusiasm and infinite detail.
There were different versions of the expressions he had used at the onset of his complaint, -- some of the reported exclamations involving a breach of propriety, to say the least, -- but it was agreed that a man in an attack of neuralgy wasn't to be judged of by the rules that applied to other folks.
"Your neuralgy again, dearie?" she asked in pretty concern.
Leavin 'me all alone, me with my rheumatics, an' the neuralgy!
I've 'ad the neuralgy all the mornin', and my 'ead's been simply splittin', so thet I thought the bones 'ud come apart and all my brains go streamin' on the floor.
"Don't you all trouble 'bout my neuralgy," she returned with resigned exasperation as she stood up to pour the coffee out of the large tin boiler.
They're pretty enough to look at when you're feelin 'first-rate, but when you git the neuralgy they sort of turns yo' stomach.
Continuing her favorable comments on the weather she observed that she was glad there was so little fog, because fog was hard for folks with "neuralgy pains."
-- "If they don't start soon I'll be taking the neuralgy dreadful."