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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands
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scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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ANSWERS: 1 Malay; 2 Edinburgh; 3 Bamber Gascoigne; 4 pounds 1.05; 5 Sri Lanka; 6 A helicopter; 7 Scrofula or 'King's Evil'; 8 Northumberland; 9 Moonlighting; 10 Portsmouth.
Touch-pieces formed part of the ceremony called "touching for the King's Evil".
Frances Barber, mesmerizing in "King Lear" for the reptilian sheen she brings to the king's evil daughter Goneril, attacks Arkadina with no less relish.
They thwart the king's evil minion and the king accepts Maurey as a half brother.
Adamson's production moved quickly to its conclusion as some of Malcolm's verbosity about his inadequacy and the discussion of the "King's evil" were cut.
Their plan is to convince them to write more series, but they discover the League are already writing their latest creation, a 17th Century demonic drama called "The King's Evil".
They soon realise it will be a tough job to make the trio write about Royston Vasey again because they've already started on a new screenplay, a period drama called The King's Evil.
The trio quickly realises that the life-or-death mission is fraught with pitfalls ( the writers have forsaken Royston Vasey for a new screenplay, a period drama entitled The King's Evil.
The trio quickly realises that the life-or-death mission is fraught with pitfalls - the writers have abandoned Royston Vasey for a period drama entitled The King's Evil.
Reece adds: 'So The King's Evil - the 17th century film within the film - was like something we'd watched when we were little.