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- n. superabundance, excess, plethora
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- n. Superabundance; excess; plethora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Superabundance.
- n. Superabundance of blood; a plethora.
His unkle is recoverd from a plurisy which threatned his life, but Mrs. Dana will no doubt write by this conveyance which renders it unnecessary for me to be perticuliar.
Not very sickly there, But in the Country the plurisy fever prevails and is very mortal.
When we had side plurisy, what dey calls pneumonia now, dey sent fer a doctor.
Redundancy of conscience is indeed fatal to art; but then it is also, if not fatal, at least highly damaging to morality; “for goodness, growing to a plurisy, dies in its own too much.”
Amos came from the mill yesterday evening after dark, had a severe chill pain in the side, throw up several times we send for the Dr He pronounced it Billious plurisy. gave him powders applied mustard plaster to his side he was very sick all night still threw up. feels a little easier now we will let you hear again should it not get better
Redundancy of conscience is indeed fatal to art; but then it is also, if not fatal, at least highly damaging to morality; "for goodness, growing to a plurisy, dies in its own too much."
But eccentricity in Art aims, first and last, at _sensible_ effect; to appease an eager, prurient curiosity is its proper motive-spring; and it is radically touched with some disease, perhaps an itch of moral or intellectual or emotional demonstrativeness; and so it naturally issues in a certain _plurisy_ of style, or some self-pleasing crotchet or specialty of expression, -- something which is striking and emphatic, and which is therefore essentially disproportionate and false.
The pain which extends up the side, may easily be distinguished from the plurisy, by numbness and deadness about the shoulder joint, and also by the seat of the pain being below the ends of the ribs; the symptoms most to be relied on are, puking of blood, watchfulness,
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.
Poor Arnold has been sick of a plurisy fever and his Life despaired of for near a week.
He sent for a physician, who advised him to be let blood, thinking he had a plurisy: but bleeding much disagreeing with his constitution, he would defer it a day longer: that night he dreamt, that he was in a place where palm-trees grew, (suppose Ægypt) and that a woman in a romantic habit, reached him dates.