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- n. Plural form of tertian.
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Fevers are, — the continual, some of which hold during the day and have a remission at night, and others hold a remission during the day; semi-tertians, tertians, quartans, quintans, septans, nonans.
The tertians were more numerous than the ardent fevers, and attended with more pain; but these all had four periods in regular succession from the first attack, and they had a complete crisis in seven, without a relapse in any instance.
In these two last-named posts he was also charged with the spiritual direction of his brethren, and showed such an aptitude for this branch of the ministry that he was named master of novices and tertians.
The tertians gave a supper at Luckie Cumstie's, and invited the magistrands.
Each made him a low bow as he passed, except the wag of the tertians, who turned his back on him and bowed to the universe in general.
Yet notwithftandirig all precautions, the difeafes of a relaxed fibre are moft preva - lent; for, not to mention thofe which arife from irritability of nerves as the qonfequence of debility, tertians and putdd fevers rage with fuch violence, that more than three thoufand died laft year in the hofpital of
£Eu: e, and the inhabitants are remarkable for being free from tertians* and from putrid fevers, whilft the vallies fuffer exceedingly from both.