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choler

1. Archaic one of the four bodily humours; yellow bile
2. Obsolete biliousness
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Culpeper suggests '...it is a purge for the choler, and if mixed with boiled white wine, and drunk each morning, will be an excellent remedy for cleansing the body'.
to choler, air to blood / Water to humour purer than itself" and "earth to flesh more clear than crystal rock" (1.1.70-72).
Since medieval philosophers believed that the human body was a mix of four humours, that is, blood, choler, phlegm and melancholia, artists drew on this theory and depicted human personality as being melancholic, choleric, phlegmatic or sanguine, depending on these four humours.
a combust black choler mixed with saltish phlegmaticke humor or cholerick, or the worst sanguine.
a modern, absolutist form of kingship." (21) Richard indeed demands to forget; he also proposes to "purge this choler without letting blood" (1.1.153).
A proper context must then be found for the benign Filipino choler without sacrificing the substance and noble aim of a debate to educate the Filipino electorate.
Fraix-Bumet D, Choler P, Douzery EJ, Verhamme A (2006) Astrocladistics: a phylogenetic analysis of galaxy evolution I.
Typhoid, for instance, still sickens up to 22 million people every year, and choler is a major risk after natural disasters or in crowded living conditions.
According to this medieval theory of medicine, yellow bile or choler, the humor that governs anger, spirit and courage, makes a person choleric, or hot-tempered.