Definitions starting with F

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fever

[OED, a morbid condition of the system, characterized by undue elevation of the temper­ature] n. a cold; any ailment: 1888 "I'se had de feber." She does not mean that she has had any fever in particular, but that she has been ailing; for every sickness here is called the fever (Powles 170). She have a fever and the doctor say it was jaundice (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 21:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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