from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as neuralgia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Neuralgia.

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  • noun Archaic form of neuralgia.

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.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • "Your neuralgy again, dearie?" she asked in pretty concern.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • Leavin 'me all alone, me with my rheumatics, an' the neuralgy!

    Liza of Lambeth

  • 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.

    Liza of Lambeth

  • "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.

    The Voice of the People

  • 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.

    The Voice of the People

  • 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."

    Cy Whittaker's Place

  • -- "If they don't start soon I'll be taking the neuralgy dreadful."

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895


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