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#110268 08/16/03 05:41 PM
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We have seen this word as diacritical term "accent aigue".
e.g. "". But in next to last chapter, one of the villains
is described as having "lemon peel eye" (meaning his is jaundiced)and feverish, and Long John Silver menitons his have had "ague".
ague (pronounce a gyew)
n.
5ME < OFr ague < ML (febris) acuta, violent (fever): see ACUTE6
1 a fever, usually malarial, marked by regularly recurring chills
2 a chill; fit of shivering
a[gu[ish 7a4gy1 i*8
adj.



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Yes, it's interesting to read about how ailments were described. I was just talking with a friend last night about how people used to refer to 'the rheumatism' and 'the neuralgia.'


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can't ague with that....

somebody had to say it.



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#110271 11/22/03 11:04 PM
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No, din't nobody *have to say it


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My father had a patient who complained of pantomime poisoning.


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complained of pantomime poisoning

most people do.



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I never heard of anyone else with that complaint.
Explain, please.
As a joke, I've heard DT's called "Delicious Trembles."


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Explain, please.
sorry, I was just making a bad joke about most people hating mimes... one might find them "poisonous"...



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Dear etaoin: It's been a long time since I saw a mime.
There were a couple good ones in the silent movie days,
and in vaudeville. Very popular then.


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I find mimes about as entertaining as Chinese plate spinners.


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