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  • Martha has suffered from tic-douloureux, with sickness and fever, just like you.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • He's down with rheumatism, or tic-douloureux, or something.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp or, the Old Lumberman's Secret

  • A man may catch himself dozing between spasms of tic-douloureux or toothache; he never doubts whether he is awake one instant in the first week after dropping his opium.

    The Opium Habit

  • As the hours go on, shudders run through the frame, with alternate fever heats and icy chills, hot sweats and cold clammy sweats, while a dull, incessant ache pervades the bones, especially at the joints, alternated by an occasional sharp, intolerable pang, like tic-douloureux.

    The Opium Habit

  • Like _tic-douloureux_, its sensation is a curiously fluctuating one, as if pain had been _fluidized_ and poured in trickling streams through the tubules of nerve tissue which are affected by it; but, unlike that, it affects every tubule in the human body -- not a single diseased locality.

    The Opium Habit

  • The funeral was on Saturday, and on the Monday morning following a young man, resident in the house, was found dead in bed, having died under the influence of chloroform, which he had inhaled, self-administered, to relieve the pain of toothache or tic-douloureux.

    Notes and Queries, Number 47, September 21, 1850

  • Every chronic pain and twinge, from corns to locomotor ataxia, and from stone-in-the-kidney to tic-douloureux, has been put down as "rheumatism."

    Preventable Diseases

  • For convenience, the neuralgia has been named with reference to the nerve most seriously attacked; lumbago to the spasms of pain affecting the small of the back; tic-douloureux is a term applied to neuralgia of the fifth nerve, that supplying the side of the face, with branches to the eyes, jaw, and teeth.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • "He may have been taking an opiate," was a thought that crossed Mr. Farebrother's mind -- "tic-douloureux perhaps -- or medical worries."

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • Malarial diseases, rheumatism and tic-douloureux, 219

    Draining for Profit, and Draining for Health


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