from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of phthisic.


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  • Mrs. Pedlar was keeping her bed for the moment with a tissick to the tubes, and when the man got there he found Milly busy over the ancient woman's supper.

    The Torch and Other Tales


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  • (noun) - A tickling faint cough; called also a "tissicky cough." --Rev. Robert Forby's Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830

    April 22, 2018