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  • n. rheumatism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Rheumatism.


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  • She had severe "rheumatiz" and wrapped Sunbeam bread wrappers around her lower legs to keep down the swelling.

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  • The "rheumatiz" has much to answer for all through English country-sides, but it never played a scurvier trick than in laying thee by the heels, when thou wast yet in a green old age.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • Her old parents could help but little, for the "rheumatiz," which attacks age in the mountains, had cramped and knotted their limbs, and they were fit for nothing except in fine dry weather.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • Three years ago she made them all a complete outfit, but the "rheumatiz" has been getting all the spare money since then, so there has been nothing to sew.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • The winter had tried the last pair to their utmost endurance and the "rheumatiz" had long since got the last dollar, so she came with her chubby little sunburned legs bare.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • The days of the marsh ague were over, but the dread "rheumatiz" still twisted comparatively young bones.

    Joanna Godden

  • She took me into favor at once, told me all about her "rheumatiz," and "de spiration" of her heart, and kissed my hand fervently when I went away.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • Also, that she had some kind of rheumatiz in her left shoulder; but she'd rather be a Christian Scientist and fool herself than pay a doctor to do the same.

    Ma Pettengill

  • To be sure, they give it hot, but we do not object to that, since 'water hot ne'er made a sot,' and it cures dyspepsia and all forms of indigestion as whisky never did, but only made believe to; while its external use as a fomentation is banishing alcohol even for old folks '' rheumatiz 'where, as a remedy, it would be likely to make its final stand.

    Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say

  • Except for one week that I had to lie on the sofa on my back, with neuralgia (differing in nothing, so far as I can see, from the oldfashioned 'rheumatiz'), I have not been laid up since you heard of me; and I have had a great fret taken off me, in the removal of that vulgar, conceited woman, and the restoration of little

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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