from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of hay-fever developing early in the summer. Also called rose-catarrh, rose-fever.
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Nothing is so unhealthy as a damp napkin; it causes agony to a delicate and nervous lady, a man with the rose-cold, a person with neuralgia or rheumatism, and is offensive to every one.
Auntie has been expecting you at home for weeks, you know, but when Mabel's rose-cold developed she decided that we must go to the seashore, even though we did die of lonesomeness.
One could hardly imagine how even so aristocratic a malady as a rose-cold could have dared to redden slightly the tip of that classic nose.
In old times who ever heard of dyspepsia, cerebro-spinal meningitis, hay-fever, and rose-cold?