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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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purely pathological; the figures in it being simply illustrations of the scrofulous of strumous diathesis.
The Menendez brothers killed their parents, and, with a defense Elizabeth Hardwick termed "a usual squalor spreading its scrofulous blight over the American landscape,' portrayed themselves as victims and got off.
And while you don't necessarily expect a cast of pock-marked, black-toothed, scrofulous actors - there are limits to aesthetic authenticity - you don't want everyone looking as if they've stepped out of a Gucci shoot in doublet and hose either.
I had never thought of myself that way; but in comparison to those of you laboring in the medical lab, I often feel sort of scrofulous.
Another answer--one as important as automation--is to personally "showcase" the medical laboratory career to young students from grade school through college, and that is the job of each of us, even us scrofulous writers.
The seed oil is used for leprosy and the powdered seed in scrofulous swellings.
Children selected, said the rules, had to be at least eight years old, Anglicans of the Birmingham parishes, and 'free from disease in their eyes, from sores, from scrofulous and infectious diseases, not deformed, nor subject to fits'.
AYOUR doctor is a scrofulous half-wit with an intelligence that would make a garden gnome unemployable.
The usual crew of tenderloin regulars thronged the sidewalk around me -- knots of carousing loggers lurching noisily from bar to bar; shabbily dressed East End housewives looking for bargains at the Army and Navy or the Save-on-Meat store; scrofulous winos with grimy paws cadging dimes in raspy voices; cut-rate hookers wearily heading for toast and black coffee at some greasy spoon cafe; a furtive heroin pusher bound for the Broadway Hotel -- Vancouver's notorious "Comer" [Hastings and Main] -- to set up shop at a dim beer parlour table.
The foreground, these bugs, this scrofulous sac, are in hyperfocus.
If you hadn't seen the picture, you'd swear they were describing the scrofulous complexions of the hags in Macbeth.